Jo Jeffreys - Sustainability Engagement Manager and Global Giving & Volunteering Program Manager - Jacobs

Issued: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMT

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I’ve applied for The Island with Bear Grylls twice! The second time I got through to the phone interview round!

Tell us about your careers journey so far

Graduate Engineering Geologist – 1yr 2mo

Graduate Geo-Environmental Scientist – 1yr 1mo

Business Management Team Advisor – 1yr 1mo

Assistant Stakeholder Manager – 1yr 3mo

SVP Executive Advisor – 1yr 3mo

Sustainability Engagement Manager – 1yr 7mo – present role

Global Giving & Volunteering Program Manager – 5mo – present role

What was your favourite subject in school and why?

Geography – perfect combination of science and the outdoors.

What subjects/qualifications are useful for your role?





What is your favourite thing about your job?

Making the world a better place.

What is a normal day in your role like?

A quiet morning to focus on important projects or key deliverables. A run outside before lunchtime. Then the Americas wake up and I’m engaged in calls with multiple high achieving people all with similar passions for building a positive future.

Can you suggest an activity that could be done at home that illustrates an aspect of your work? Please share links to relevant resources.

Think about small activities you do around the house which contribute to a more sustainable future.

Choosing loose vegetables over plastic packaging, turning off the lights when not needed, choosing the cycle over jumping in the car, donating to a local food bank, volunteering for a litter pick up.

All these small acts make the world a more sustainable place. Think about the power if we scaled all of these acts up to be bigger!



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