'I was delighted to be asked to join the advisory board at Result CIC and am keen to play an active role to help raise the profile of such an exciting organisation. The vision and values of inclusivity and empowering disadvantaged people to identify barriers and find their own freedom to flourish are what drew me to working with Result CIC. Also, the Directors have immense and varied experience, skills and aptitude to provide others with the guidance and advice they need – and in my view, they each do this extremely well – if you haven’t already met them – please take the opportunity to do so – I am sure you will see exactly what I mean about what they each bring to the roles. 

There is an old saying from the area of hockey: ‘the interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled’ (Ric Charlesworth, Australian hockey coach) . I believe this applies equally well to the work of Result CIC – in focusing on working with those most disadvantaged in society, they have the opportunity to trouble the comfortable – be it in tackling the norms and ways we have embedded in society that exclude some people by working with employers and service providers to think differently - and comfort the troubled – by guiding and supporting disadvantaged people to overcome the barriers that exclude them.'

Jackie Driver is a Principal Officer at the Equality and Human Rights Commission with lead responsibility for tackling discrimination and disadvantage in the area of participation and private life. This is a broad portfolio covering issues such as political and civil participation, access to services, privacy and surveillance, family life, community cohesion and freedom of expression.

Part time, Jackie is also the interim Chief Executive Officer at Breakthrough UK. Breakthrough UK is a leading disability rights organisation providing policy, guidance, challenge and exemplary practice in the field of employment and independent living.

Jackie chairs Sign Health, a national charity dedicated to making sure Deaf people get the same sort of access as hearing people to healthcare and health information.

She also sits on the advisory board at Result CIC  - a community interest company who work with people who feel marginalised or excluded in society or the workplace, as well as Directors, Managers and CEOs who need support to bring about positive change.

Jackie previously worked at the Disability Rights Commission heading up the Employment and Equalities strategy. Prior to this, Jackie worked within the Local Government sector heading up strategic equality policy work, housing and homelessness strategies.

She was a member of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) equality advisory board 2010 to 2013 where she advised on specific issues relating to black and minority ethnic communities, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation, trans and age. She worked with the HCA to support the delivery of its vision for diversity and respond to emerging equality and human rights challenges.

Jackie is a mentor for the Housing Diversity Network and also sits on the Black Health Agency editorial board advising on their publications.


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