Jan King

Jan brings a challenging and fresh perspective to organisations with the aim that they will be able to practice new approaches after her work is complete.  She has over 25 years experience in the voluntary and community sector and has worked in the fields of substance misuse, housing and criminal justice at a senior level.  She also has a background in HR and is a member of the CIPD.

Areas of Interest and Experience


  • Interim management solutions
  • Mergers, collaborations and partnerships
  • People management and development
  • Organisation design and development
  • Management innovation
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Enabling the voice of all organisational stakeholders
  • Project Management
  • Facilitation of events and creative planning sessions

Recent Assignments


  • Interim CEO at Mental Health Media and consultant working on their strategic development and subsequent merger.  Brought in when organisation struggling with funding downturn, worked to turn this around and develop strategic plan, worked with Mhm and Mind to bring about recent merger.
  • Innovations to the FRANK helpline. Leading a team of consultants working across Government departments and a range of private, public and voluntary organisations in developing and implementing a pilot to make the FRANK helpline more capable of working with vulnerable young people. This includes working with potential service users to ensure their voices count.
  • Sharing Without Merging (SWiM). A bassac initiative over 18 months to find ways for small community organisations to find synergies without the need for merger.
  • Organisational review of the Housing Association Charitable Trust (hact). Looked at the need for hact to adapt to changes in environment which were having an adverse impact. Worked with trustees and SMT to re-focus and re-design structures and ways of working.
  • Interim CEO at Urban Forum. Helped with the transition from one CEO to another at a time of some turmoil.

Jan is a member of the CIPD and has an MA in Personnel and Development.

Contact Details


Telephone:  020 8856 4351

Mobile:  07931 370025

Email:  click here to send an email

Some Little Known Facts About Jan


I’m always cheered up when I receive my quarterly edition of the vegan society magazine and hide away to have an inspiring and cheery read.

I seem to be on some Internet ley line for the distribution of jokes, good, bad, indifferent and downright awful.  I rather like it....

My job from hell lasted one evening in Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Bad enough for anyone but disastrous for a vegetarian, what was I thinking of?

I’m constantly inspired by the changes that people make just by being bothered and having a go.  I love working alongside the talented bunch of people I’ve found in the voluntary sector and hope to add a smidgen of something to the mix.

I think it’s a bit of a shame we can’t smile on passport photographs anymore, passport checkers around the world must think we’re all a bit miserable.