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Claire Walker and Hannah Essex

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Hannah and Claire are directors of comms at Teach First, a charity working to improve the lives of children in the least advantaged communities. Hannah joined Teach First in September 2010 having been head of communications and business development at Teacher Support Network. In 2014, Claire covered Hannah’s maternity leave and they have been sharing the role since March 2015. Claire was previously director of policy and communications at Family Lives. Hannah is also a trustee of The Girls’ Network which is working to broaden the horizons of girls in low income communities while Claire sits on the board of 1st Place, the largest provider of early years education to vulnerable children in Southwark.

2 August 2017
The three little words she had been dying to hear: “let’s job share”. Five months into her maternity leave, Hannah was beginning to think about returning to work. In an ideal world, she wanted to return three days a week and didn’t think that would be compatible with being comms director in a fast-paced, ambitious […]