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)

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)

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

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
JUST Lincolnshire Chair

Jasmine currently works for Lincolnshire County Council as the Council’s Performance and Equalities Manager. She has worked in corporate development, performance management and equality and diversity in local government since 1998. Jasmine 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, performance management and Equality and Diversity. Jasmine embraces lifelong learning and has completed her Diploma in Management Studies in 2001; the ILM Coaching and Mentoring qualification in 2011, NLP Practitioner in 2012 the Prince 2 practitioner qualification in 2016 and the Business Analysis Foundation qualification in Summer 2019. Jasmine also undertook training in Appreciative Inquiry in 2011 and is passionate about facilitating inclusive workshops where the contribution of everyone is valued and creating space for each voice to be heard.
Jasmine has a keen interest in alternative therapies and is a qualified yoga teacher for children and young people, as well as a Reiki practitioner and a qualified practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique.
Jasmine also has experience of volunteering for Victim Support during 2014 – 2016 and as a restorative justice facilitator for Lincolnshire Police in 2015/2016.


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 also served as a local magistrate for 36 years.

Kerrin Wilson

Kerrin has 25 years policing service with four North East Forces before joining Lincolnshire in 2018. Kerrin has a background in a variety of disciplines at all levels of her career from operational policing to specialist roles including a secondment to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as the Director for training the Iraqi Police based in Baghdad. Kerrin is also part of the national hostage negotiator forum and has been deployed internationally.

She is a keen advocate of the equality agenda, in particular supporting BME & Women’s aspirations both within the police service and wider afield. Since becoming a Chief Officer, Kerrin has taken on the role of National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Lead for Professionalising the Criminal Investigative Process (Standards, Accreditation, Learning and Development). Kerrin is also a member of the Cumberland Lodge Police Steering Committee, a group of senior police officers who tackle key issues at the forefront of the police agenda.

Follow Kerrin on Twitter at @KerrinWilson999


Jonny Goldsmith

Born and bred in Lincolnshire, Jonny has spent the majority of the last 10 years working for a number of charities, in a variety of different roles, within the homelessness sector across Lincolnshire. In his current role he has overall Operational responsibility for P3 Charity’s services across the County and is passionate about ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to be a valued member of society.

Justin Pover

Justin spent 9 years as a front line police officer before leaving to pursue a career in the private business sector.
Since leaving the police service Justin has owned and managed his own hospitality business and gone on to hold positions in various operational and management roles.
Moving to Lincoln in 2015 Justin learnt of Just Lincolnshire whilst working with Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and is enjoying supporting Just Lincolnshire as a member of the board.


Samantha Pover

Samantha’s background is one of business ownership, having run several businesses in various sectors over the past 20 years.
As a board member, her experience along with a degree in marketing allow her to support Just Lincolnshire and are also put to good use in her current role as Business Growth and Marketing Manger for Stokes Tea & Coffee.
Samantha has always been an advocate of equality and diversity and before becoming a Director was proud to be an
ambassador for Just Lincolnshire. Alongside matters of equality and diversity Samantha is passionate about promoting upskilling within the workplace and regularly champions new partnerships and collaborations, most recently with the DWP and Lincoln College.

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.