SARAH JACKSON OBE
Sarah is the Chief Executive of Working Families and has led work-life balance campaigning and culture change for over twenty years. Sarah is an acknowledged expert and has worked across the political spectrum to push for positive change including the right to request flexible working, maternity and paternity leave and fathers’ rights at work.
Sarah works collaboratively with the third sector, trade unions, employers and business leaders to argue for change. Sarah chairs the judging panel for the respected Top Employers for Working Families Employer Awards and for the new Scottish Top Employers for Working Families awards. She is called upon for her expertise including in 2010 being a member of the Family Friendly Hours Task Force. Between 2011 and 2013 Sarah chaired the Promoting Flexible Working: Private Sector Employers’ Group for the Department for Work and Pensions. Sarah spearheaded the introduction of the ‘happy to talk flexible working’ strapline to encourage a greater spread of flexible work in job advertising, endorsed by the CBI, TUC and the Scottish Government.
In 2007 Sarah was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Quality of Life Issues. She is a Trustee of the charity Classics for All and a Fellow of the RSA.