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Amanda Jackson

Social Impact Sustainability Manager


Areas of sustainability I work in

  • Management of the Sustainability Service
  • Embedding sustainability across the institution.  
  • Developing community and civic collaboration.  
  • Strengthening the University’s social impact and value  
  • Student citizenship
  • Co-creation and delivery of community projects 
    • Positive Impact Partners (PIP) 

About me

Amanda is one of our service managers and leads our work to ensure the University play an active and positive role in our city to support a sustainable and net zero city.  This includes all aspects of the University’s social impact, incorporating community engagement and participation, both within the City and the wider region.   

She is responsible for fostering good relations with local communities, providing specialist advice and support to colleagues across the University on issues of key social impact, and for scoping and managing initiatives to improve the University’s social and community impact, which includes supporting students to be responsible local residents.   

Key areas of work are student citizenship, community and civic collaboration, community projects and positive impact partners (PIP) programmes.  

Amanda is an experienced community development practitioner and has worked on community engagement at the University for over two decades. She has overseen the development of the agenda to one of more strategic importance whilst maintaining a focus on relationship management and developing trust in the communities of Leeds. As a key liaison with the local community, including local residents, community organisations, Leeds City Council, charities, regional bodies, MPs and civil servants, Amanda has successfully built a reputation of understanding and trust.