My name is Matt Jacobs. I am a writer, researcher, talker, and management and strategy freelancer. Across the work that I do through Wide Open Voices, I combine 25 years’ experience of front-line and senior management experience in the voluntary and public sectors with an MSc in Ethnicity and Multiculturalism and a PhD in Sociology that explores everyday power and privilege at the intersection of race, gender, and class.

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I have worked in senior management roles in the public and voluntary sectors including the strategic management of multi-million pound social regeneration programmes for Bristol City Council and the strategic management of a 100 strong Community Engagement Department for a secondary school in inner city Bristol.

I have also worked directly with individuals from a range of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and worked with a range of small and medium sized organisations. Over the last 25 years, I have gained critical experience in all aspects of social dynamics and inclusion through both academic and professional positions.

Please, visit my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed account of my experience