Emma Jenkins

Emma Jenkins

Operational Development Director

As operational development director, Emma is responsible for the design and delivery of The Challenge’s new programmes and services. Emma joined The Challenge in 2012, co-creating the award-winning HeadStart volunteering programme, which connects young people with their community while increasing their employability. Prior to this, Emma led business development, strategy and fundraising teams in consultancy and third sector settings.

Emma is also a Trustee for the Hilden Charitable Fund, a grant-making trust which supports refugees, homelessness and youth charities.

Emma has a BA in English literature from the University of Leeds. When not working, Emma can be found eating dumplings, reading books or out running around Alexandra Palace.