Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson has worked in the volunteering movement since July 1994. He has led and managed volunteers and volunteer programmes in education, advice, fundraising and children’s services settings at local, regional and national levels.

In April 2005, Jackson joined Volunteering England ( During most of his six years there, Jackson served as Director of Development and Innovation and successfully generated over £1million of income, led a merger with Student Volunteering England and oversaw the delivery of a number of strategic development projects in the volunteering field. Jackson also provided the secretariat to the ground breaking Volunteer Rights Inquiry (

Jackson has strong links with the fundraising world, including a period working as Head of Fundraising Strategy for the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) and chairing the Institute of Fundraising working party that developed the UK’s first code of good practice on volunteer fundraising.

Jackson now runs his own business: Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd (, providing consultancy and training services on a range of topics, with volunteerism remaining at the core of his work.

Jackson also writes, speaks and trains management internationally. He is an active volunteer, serving as: chair of governors at his sons’ school; as founder and moderator of UKVPMs (, the first email networking resource for UK based Volunteer Programme Managers; and as a member of the editorial team for, an international journal on volunteering issues.

Jackson can be reached at