Martin’s voluntary work
Martin has a long history of voluntary work which started whilst at school, continued throughout university, and now sits alongside his professional career. Martin enjoys voluntary work as it provides him with an opportunity to:
- share his skills and experience whilst learning new skills from others;
- make a difference to the people around him; and
- give back to the community.
Martin is currently a Governor at Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form in London where Martin is a member of the Finance & Resources Committee and the Chair of the Financial Strategy Working Group. During the London 2012 Olympic Games Martin was a Games Maker at the Olympic Stadium.
Prior to moving to London, Martin studied at the University of Nottingham where he was an active member of the Students’ Union. Martin was initially a member of the Welfare Committee, was elected as the Equal Opportunities Officer – part of the Students’ Union Executive Committee, and went on to be the Chair of Union Council – the highest regularly meeting decision-making body of the Students’ Union.
Martin was awarded the Ordo Caligulae (the “Order of the Boot”), which is the highest award for graduating students of the University of Nottingham, for his outstanding contribution to the Students’ Union.
Prior to university, Martin was Head Boy at Greensward College in Essex where he, along with the Head Girl, were the first student associate members of the Governing Body.