Policy and Partnerships Manager, JRF

Mike Hawking is Policy and Partnerships Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and NTCA Inclusive Economy Board member.

Mike leads work looking at how local economies and labour markets can lift more people out of poverty. His work focuses on how people in poverty can benefit from, and contribute to, economic growth. This has a particular focus on the role of cities and city regions in creating jobs and improving their quality. It has included work on labour market interventions, education and skills policies, and neighbourhood connectivity.

Prior to joining JRF, Mike was an advisor to the directly elected Mayor of Lewisham and has worked on housing and social security policy for charities and housing associations in London and Leeds. He has an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics.

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