Kim Chaplain, Associate Director for Work, Centre for Ageing Better

Kim has over 30 years of experience in the employment and skills sector spanning both operational and policy roles. She specialises in community engagement and regeneration and has extensive experience of fostering partnerships between local authorities and employment services in both the third and public sector.

In particular, she has worked with local partnerships to develop solutions tackling long term worklessness. In her early career, Kim spent time working for The Prince’s Trust as the Northern Director of the Volunteers Programme in some of the most economically deprived areas of the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. She has worked at a national level on a number of central governments training schemes including as the Director of the Job Transition Service at Jobcentre Plus, tackling the impact of significant redundancies.

She was the Director of the East London City Strategy Pathfinder, leading the employment and skills agenda, including sub regional programmes with combine value of £59m, for the 5 Olympic host boroughs over the period of construction and hosting of London 2012.

Most recently she was the Director of Charitable Activity at the Mayor’s Fund for London, a social mobility charity launched by Boris Johnson in his first term as Mayor of London.