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Jo Kaczmarek



BA Hons History (2007), University of Sheffield 


Joined the civil service in 2009. Extensive experience of working in public sector roles, from delivery of frontline services at Jobcentre Plus, to working at the heart of government in policy, strategy and project delivery roles. 

Have completed secondments outside of the civil service to both Sheffield Hallam University and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority 

Experienced trustee, sitting as a non-executive on both multi academy trust and charitable company boards. I undertake work to promote and increase the role of women and under represented groups on boards


Comprehensive understanding of Government policy, especially the education policy landscape from early years to higher education 

Well-connected across the education and public sectors in Sheffield and South Yorkshire


Strong analytical and problem-solving ability 

Effective communicator