Julie Deeley, Director of Operations, EN:Able Futures
Julie has over 30 years’ experience in managing successful programmes and interventions to support local unemployed individuals secure sustainable employment. She has spent a significant number of years developing relationships with employers to secure and generate new opportunities for unemployed individuals.
Julie has previously worked for Wakefield Council and DWP. Whilst at Wakefield Council she project managed Wakefield’s Leeds City Region funded Head Start programme, supporting long term unemployed 18-24 year olds into sustainable employment. Additional experience has also been gained during her time at DWP, having provided support to large employers in the District by understanding needs and demand, and identifying opportunities for Jobcentre Plus to provide recruitment solutions to meet their requirements. She also helped develop a sub-regional CITB Pilot to help provide work experience placements to candidates, leading to apprenticeships and secured vacancies.
Dr Calum Carson, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
Dr Calum Carson is a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Health Inequalities Research at Lancaster University, primarily interested in the Real Living Wage, decent work, corporate social responsibility and the future of work.
Before his current academic role he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, and before that as a Labour Market, Policy and Research Officer at the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), with a focus on youth unemployment and labour market analysis.
At the end of 2020 Calum completed his PhD on the UK Living Wage, with a multi-dimensional focus on the workers who benefit from it, on the employers who voluntarily adopt Living Wage rates of pay, and the evolution of the Real Living Wage campaign itself.
He has previously worked as a researcher at the International Labour Organisation, Geneva, focusing on issues surrounding non-standard forms of employment and the implications of the growth of precarious work within the gig economy, and on several projects at the University of Leeds.
Within his current role, Calum's research has a particular focus on the employer experiences of active labour market policies, and how they affect how businesses are run.