Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JUST Lincolnshire was registered as company number 7194863 on 18th March 2010 and registered as a charity 1138050 on 15th September 2010.

Jo Martin (Treasurer)
RAF

Having served 12 years in the RAF and recently making a career change into the banking sector, Jo made the most of the opportunities available for distance learning and completed a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Keen to develop her practical skills, she volunteered as treasurer of JUST Lincolnshire in April 2013, before being invited to join the board in June 2014. Prior to this, she was a trustee and treasurer at Survivors Helping Each-Other, a Newark based charity that assists victims of sexual abuse.

Frank Hanson (Vice Chair)
Policy Officer with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

A former coal miner from South Yorkshire, Frank has lived and worked in Lincolnshire for nearly 20 years. Following the closure of his colliery, Frank was made redundant and returned to education as a mature student, where he studied for a BA in History followed by an MA in Housing Policy and Practice. In 2009, he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Cohesion Management and was awarded a distinction. He has worked in a variety of roles in local government, further education and higher education, as well as running his own business specialising in equality and diversity, community cohesion training and consultancy support to the private, public, community and voluntary sectors. Frank is currently employed as Policy Officer with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, an organisation working in partnership across the UK to protect vulnerable and exploited workers.


Elaine Claridge (Chair)

Elaine previously worked for a local District Council within the Housing Management Service. She has worked extensively throughout the Council to promote equality and diversity and facilitates the Council’s Community Focus Forum which includes many diverse community representatives. As a mature student with the Open University, Elaine has gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Humanities and a Diploma in Religious Studies.

Jasmine Sodhi
Lincolnshire County Council Performance Manager

Jasmine currently works for Lincolnshire County Council as the Council’s Performance Manager and lead for Equality and Diversity. She has worked in corporate development, performance management and equality and diversity in local government since 1998 She has worked in a number of local authorities from Coventry City Council, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. She has also worked in the health service in finance, in management information and managed the accountancy function within the housing team in Nottingham City Council before moving onto corporate development.


Nev Jackson

Nev Jackson served for many years as an elected member of Lincolnshire County Council having previously been an active trade union representative working initially in the county but latterly, before retiring had lead responsibility for the East Midlands and served on the Midlands TUC. In addition, Nev has served on the Training Enterprise Council, the Learning Skills Council and served two terms on the former East Midlands Development Council. Nev had also taken on the important role of being a local magistrate.

Jo Martin (Treasurer)
RAF

Having been in the Royal Air Force since 2006, Jo has made the most of the opportunities available for distance learning and has completed a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Keen to develop her practical skills, she volunteered as treasurer of JUST Lincolnshire in April 2013, before being invited to join the board in June 2014. Prior to this, she was a trustee and treasurer at Survivors Helping Each-Other, a Newark based charity that assists victims of sexual abuse.


Frank Hanson (Vice Chair)
Policy Officer with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

A former coal miner from South Yorkshire, Frank has lived and worked in Lincolnshire for nearly 20 years. Following the closure of his colliery, Frank was made redundant and returned to education as a mature student, where he studied for a BA in History followed by an MA in Housing Policy and Practice. In 2009, he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Cohesion Management and was awarded a distinction. He has worked in a variety of roles in local government, further education and higher education, as well as running his own business specialising in equality and diversity, community cohesion training and consultancy support to the private, public, community and voluntary sectors. Frank is currently employed as Policy Officer with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, an organisation working in partnership across the UK to protect vulnerable and exploited workers.


Elaine Claridge (Chair)

Elaine previously worked for a local District Council within the Housing Management Service. She has worked extensively throughout the Council to promote equality and diversity and facilitates the Council’s Community Focus Forum which includes many diverse community representatives. As a mature student with the Open University, Elaine has gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Humanities and a Diploma in Religious Studies.


Jasmine Sodhi
Lincolnshire County Council Performance Manager

Jasmine currently works for Lincolnshire County Council as the Council’s Performance Manager and lead for Equality and Diversity. She has worked in corporate development, performance management and equality and diversity in local government since 1998 She has worked in a number of local authorities from Coventry City Council, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. She has also worked in the health service in finance, in management information and managed the accountancy function within the housing team in Nottingham City Council before moving onto corporate development.


Nev Jackson

Nev Jackson served for many years as an elected member of Lincolnshire County Council having previously been an active trade union representative working initially in the county but latterly, before retiring had lead responsibility for the East Midlands and served on the Midlands TUC. In addition, Nev has served on the Training Enterprise Council, the Learning Skills Council and served two terms on the former East Midlands Development Council. Nev had also taken on the important role of being a local magistrate.