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Jon Blunkell (He/Him) 

Training Officer

What do you do at Become?

Designing and delivering off-the-shelf and bespoke training to external organisations. Training Personal Advisors on Become’s level 4 Training Programme.

Can you say a bit about your past experience and qualifications?

Ten years working with young people in YMCA residential settings. Seven years managing Norfolk’s Gypsy Roma and Traveller Service. Eighteen years foster caring. Seven years freelance training. With significant overlaps!

– MSc Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies

– MTh Practical Theology 

– Level 4 CTLLS training qualification

– BTEC HNC Housing Studies

What do you like about working at Become? 

I love that Become maintains strong young-person centred values, and includes care-experienced young people in everything we do.

What drives you? 

I have a strong desire for social justice, that compels me to contribute whatever I can to help young people live fulfilling lives. I hate bullying in all of its forms, and seek to challenge it whenever it is in my power to so.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

In my spare time I enjoy badminton, furniture upcycling, and writing fiction.