Jo has over 20 years of estates management experience in the public and charitable sectors and has worked in the education sector for the last 14 years where she has had responsibility for managing estates and new build projects. Jo works for The Boxing Academy, a unique alternative provision in London, advising on estates management and working with the professional team designing and building their new school.
Jo’s experience includes working as Head of Estates and Health & Safety Officer for an 8 school multi-academy trust where she was responsible for managing the School Condition Allocation and other capital projects, writing and delivering its estates and sustainability strategies, procuring Trust wide contracts, implementing buildings compliance systems, and developing premises staff.
Jo is the author of “The School Premises Handbook” published in June 2023 which she wrote to inform school premises staff, business managers, headteachers and governors in England of their legal responsibilities around buildings compliance. Jo is a member of the Department for Education’s School Building Design User Reference Group.