JRCT welcomes seven new members of staff

We’re delighted to have welcomed seven new members of staff to the JRCT team in recent months. 

Azeem Lateef, Bronny Embleton, Jilna Shah, Lena Mohamed, Louisa Campbell, Steve Sheridan and Vicki Wilkinson bring extensive expertise, knowledge and experience to our work. 

Azeem is a grants officer for the Rights and Justice programme. Azeem’s experiences encompass both formal and informal work in rights and justice. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in law with management and achieved a distinction in his master’s degree in violence, terrorism and security. Throughout his career, he has gained expertise in refugee and migrant rights, human rights law, community building, EDI and anti-racism research initiatives in higher education.

Bronny (pictured below left) is a grants officer (new parent cover) on the Peace and Security programme.  Bronny has worked for a not-for-profit communications research organisation and spent three years at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, in roles across the Evidence and Impact, and Emerging Futures teams. She has a BA in Politics and International Relations and an MA in Global Development.  

Jilna (pictured below centre) is a programme manager (new parent cover) on the Grassroots Movements fund. Jilna has worked within migrants' rights and racial justice movements in the UK including Room to Heal, Migrants' Rights Network, National Survivor User Network and the Human Rights Law Network in Delhi. 

Lena has joined as a programme manager for our Rights and Justice programme. Lena has previously worked within racial justice spaces, focusing specifically on the impact of state violence and surveillance on racialised communities. Over the years Lena has led programmes at organisations including the Inclusive Mosque Initiative, Migrants' Rights Network, and National Survivor User Network.

Louisa has joined as an executive governance officer (new parent cover), providing support to the board of trustees and the senior leadership team. Her previous experience is in executive support, charity governance and healthcare.

Steve is our digital communications assistant and has previously worked in digital communications for Jerwood Arts and Rural Arts to promote events, share funding opportunities, and engage digital communities with the work of the charities. 

Vicki (pictured below right) is a grants officer for the Power and Accountability programme. She is a former trust fundraiser with a master's degree in social research, who brings experience working in a variety of roles for small charities and the university sector.