Jen Fox

Pronouns: she/her

After the position of Programme Director, Jen became Action Tutoring Interim CEO in 2017 and again in 2021, both maternity covers.

As Deputy CEO, she now leads the Impact & Quality Team, strategy implementation and deputises for Susannah when required.

I moved to the UK in 2012 to teach through Teach First with the aim to work in the education charity sector after I had experienced what it’s like to be in the classroom. Action Tutoring was the perfect fit for me as I loved working on projects that were focused on social mobility and social justice. And while my Genetics degree isn’t used much these days, it also gave me the skills to lead the projects we run in the Impact and Quality team here in AT.

I love that we never stop improving and innovating. No one is happy with anything less than a big impact and that’s really motivating. I also enjoy working with values-led colleagues who aren’t afraid to get stuck in to problem-solve. Action in name and action in nature!

I love being able to zoom in and out of the detail. One day I am working with Susannah on the five year strategy and then next I am supporting the Programme Team improve a small but important part of a process. Having the ability to work across several teams and with people who all think different is rewarding. I also love to nurture and support mangers to learn and grow their own skills.

I’m looking forward to adding to our evidence based for online tutoring. I’m also looking forward to how we use technology to enable scale. Overall, I’m looking forward to AT growing in quality and quantity.

For me the TOIL policy is a big bonus. I love that if I have an evening event I can take the time off in lieu without the worry it would go against our hard-working culture.