Sam Robertson


Having grown up at a time of real political turbulence and social division, I have watched with frustration as the marginalisation of communities has fuelled the instability in British society. At the heart of the issue lies poverty and inequality, and this is why I was drawn to the CSJ. Its commitment to giving a voice to these communities, and to look outside Westminster as the vector for driving social change is so important if we want the most vulnerable in society to reach their true potential.

I first joined the CSJ in November 2021, and I have since been struck by the positive role the alliance charities play in informing the policy teams. I have previously worked with a Manchester-based charity tackling educational inequality, and so understand the value of frontlines work in gaining a full appreciation of an issue. Harnessing the power of grassroots organisations lies at the centre of the CSJ’s ethos, and in my role as researcher for the Education team, I hope to bring this approach to the forefront of my work.

Something you might not know about me

I have an interest in most sports, but my favourites are cricket, football and table tennis. My dream is to one day watch the Ashes in Australia, and to follow Tottenham Hotspur around Europe in the Champions League.

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