Hayley Wensley

Youth Liaison Officer Lincolnshire

I’m Hayley and I am the Youth Liaison Officer for Lincolnshire. From the moment I came across JET I felt that they were an organisation I wanted to be a part of. The warmth of the people in the team, and their enthusiasm and commitment to working with young people to reach their full potential is inspirational, and the ambitions of the Trust and what they are achieving is something I feel very fortunate to be a part of.

I graduated with a degree in Drama and English and since then I have gone on to work in numerous different roles across the education and arts industries. Alongside my work with JET, I run a creative arts business and a performing arts academy and work with children and young people from age 4 to 18. My aim, through everything I do, is to support young people and work collaboratively with them to find their passions and to recognise their own abilities – so they can be empowered to create and seize opportunities.

Having home educated my children for 6 years, they have both decided to go to secondary school, so this year I went back to school myself! I am currently studying for an MBA in Senior Leadership, along with a level 7 apprenticeship. So much of what I am learning through my studies is informing my work and my approach to everything that I do.

I am also hoping that through sharing my love of learning with the young people at JET, I can inspire them, and I am excited about how much I will learn and what my role with JET will teach me.