Jessica is an experienced consultant, project manager and trainer in the field of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. She has a degree in Experimental Psychology which provides her with a grounding in research methods and data analysis, and she has managed many research projects. Jessica has a wealth of experience working both at a senior level, and with front line staff, in the creation and development of policies, practices and procedures. One of her specialities is in engaging with stakeholders, identifying their key issues and drivers, and ensuring that the organisations serving them understand and respond to these effectively. She has been involved with the production and delivery of Equality Standards, and has an in depth knowledge of the role and Equality Impact Assessments. 

Jessica wrote some of the non-statutory guidance for the Equality Act, trained the EHRC and Arts Council England in using EQIAs, and most recently assisted HS2 with creating an EQIA for their communications strategy.

About Goss Consultancy Ltd
Nick Goss is Managing Director for Goss Consultancy Ltd (GCL). GCL works with a wide range of clients from all sectors to devise, develop, implement & evaluate inclusion strategies that are fit for purpose, are aligned with wider policy frameworks and can be effectively implemented across organisations and work programmes.

Their main work streams are training, consultancy and access audits. Highlights of GLC's work include:

  • Commissioned by the UK's Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to write large sections of the non-statutory guidance for the Equality Act 2010
  • Retained by the Arts Council England for 6 years to support the delivery of their equality & diversity strategy
  • Commissioned by the British Council & LOCOG to support the scoping of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, with respect to ways of promoting disability equality
  • Founding member of the London Development Agency's blue print Independent Disability Equality Advisory Group.

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