Jackie Meek

Our staff

Jackie Meek

Recruitment Officer

Summary

Jackie is part of Mango’s recruitment team and joined in November 2005. She provides INGO clients with high quality candidates—Mango members who have been interviewed and reference-checked to ensure they meet the high standards Mango requires. She organizes all the Mango register interviews and keeps the database, Harvest, up to date to maintain high-quality information.

Prior to working with Mango, Jackie worked for an international NGO called Viva, setting up networks of projects working with children at risk. She was network coordinator and worked in HR and finance. She spent time in Uganda, Kenya, and Ukraine working with street children projects. Prior to this Jackie worked in the commercial sector in various administrative roles ranging from large companies to a small design agency.

Jackie left school with the desire to work with horses and NO desire to do A Levels or go to university. She holds a BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance and a Certificate in Management from Oxford Brookes University.

Jackie has always lived in Oxfordshire. She currently lives in a thatched cottage, which is about 300 years old and used to be the village pub. She has two children, aged eight and six, and two cats (one who thinks she’s a dog as she follows everyone around all the time.) Jackie also runs a life coaching business called Future Path Life Coaching, enabling mums to thrive.

Q + A

Describe your ideal weekend

I would get up and go horse-riding. I would have a late breakfast with my family. We would go out for the day to a park and mess about in the woods with a dog. In the evening, I would have a meal with my husband (after the children are in bed). On Sunday, we would go off-road motor biking as a family and come home happy and tired.

If you found a genie in a magic lamp, what would your three wishes be?

If I found a genie lamp my 3 wishes would be – 1) To enable people to love each other, rather than fight. 2) To enable all children to find their place in secure families. 3) To see mums empowered in their roles as strong leaders of their families.