Jill Baker is from Salford and has held senior officer roles within a number of local authorities. As an assistant director of education she helped to set up the new Blackburn with Darwen local authority in the 1990s and she then went on to be a director of education and children’s services. Jill has worked for the Department for Education (National College) as a contractor focussing particularly on system leadership in schools. She contributes to headteacher leadership programmes in the north west. She has experience of advising a number of governing bodies in different types of schools.
Jill is a committed volunteer who works with young people in her local community. She is a mum and a grandmother who enjoys the time she spends with her family.