regional support official
University and College Union
Jon works as an official at the University and College Union (UCU). He has been involved in trade unions all of his working life, having previously been a leading lay representative for NATFHE – one of the predecessor unions of UCU. Prior to his current role, he worked in further education colleges across the north east and led the union’s national negotiations on pay and conditions. Jon has a background in sociology and social research, having come to the North East to study and then teach.
Active in his local community, Jon is treasurer of The Great Debate, chair of the neighbourhood association where he and his family live, governor at a local primary school and sits on the board of the Ouseburn Learning Trust.