The House of St Barnabas is delighted to announce that Gillian Jackson has been appointed as Director of Engagement and will be joining the organisation on May 4th. Gillian joins from social enterprise and youth marketing agency Livity. At Livity, Gillian held the role of Head of Engagement and focused on aligning profit and purpose, whilst building and strengthening relationships across Livity’s network. She has a background in marketing and events, including as Head of Promotions at Ministry of Sound.

The House of St Barnabas’ mission is to break the cycle of homelessness, delivered through its social enterprise members club and integrated Employment Academy. It has never been more important to engage community to increase and amplify this work. Mission is what makes membership of the House of St Barnabas unique, and everyone at the House of St Barnabas is excited about the energy and experience that Gillian brings to lead on growing and engaging our membership in support of this.

Chief Executive of the House of St Barnabas, Rosie Ferguson, said: “We could not be more excited to have Gillian join our team. Her combined passion for culture, enterprise and impact make her the perfect fit for the House of St Barnabas. We know Gillian will make a critical contribution through this challenging time and ensure we are looking to the future with insight and optimism.”

On her appointment, Gillian Jackson said: “The world is changing, and businesses will need to rethink their approach to community, brand and culture now more than ever. I am passionate about working for an organisation that puts rights at the heart of its mission. Like Livity, the House of St Barnabas was built on the belief that creative participation is most one of the most effective routes to get people out of inequality, which is central to the work that I do. I am excited to hit the ground running and build a diverse, culturally relevant and thought-provoking strategy for the business.”

The recruitment process for the Director of Engagement role was led by Prospectus.