James Lloyd

Founder, Co-Director
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James Lloyd

Founder, Co-Director

You will rarely come across a man that is more passionate about school facilities management (and its intricacies) than James Lloyd. Although he didn’t know co-founder Jemma when they were chosen as the Head Boy/Girl team at school, they became inexorably paired over their common passion for supporting education through sustainable social innovation. It was this pairing that led to School Space being founded in 2011 and James has lost none of his enthusiasm and vocal advocacy for the company and it’s mission. No part of the operation is unseen by him and he is as comfortable with troubleshooting locks as he is driving high level business strategy.

Jemma Phibbs

Founder, Co-Director
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Jemma Phibbs

Founder, Co-Director

After coming together with James in 2011 as one half of their school Head Boy/Girl team, Jemma has remained a passionate beating heart of School Space. A lifelong evangelist of the importance of education, she excelled as an undergraduate with a degree in history from Cambridge University. With broad oversight of sales, strategy and company expansion, Jemma leads from the front with the same conviction as the day she started.

Brandon Bennett

Community Team Lead
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Brandon Bennett

Community Team Lead

From valuable customer relationship builder by day to Sesh King at night, Brandon swapped club promoting in Brighton to join the fast-growing School Space towards the back end of 2018 and has closed over £650k worth of deals since then. Loved by religious groups and hated by none, whatever your space needs Brandon will find a way to fulfil them.

Élise O'Dwyer

School Partnership Manager - Oxfordshire and Berkshire
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Élise O'Dwyer

School Partnership Manager - Oxfordshire and Berkshire

Élise (like please) is our first full time hire from the North. Combining the stereotypical warm interpersonal demeanour, staggering organisational efficiency and a love of the great outdoors, her impact during her short time at School Space has been dramatic and extremely well received. With a prior career in the health sector and a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Oxford University, Élise (like please) combines her strong belief in a great social mission with a diligent work ethic to manage our Oxfordshire venues. She’s been known to scamper up a climbing wall faster than a scalded cat.

Aditi Shah

Operations Manager
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Aditi Shah

Operations Manager

Although you don’t often see someone in an elephant onesie heading up Machu Picchu, in 2013 you would have been pleasantly surprised to see just that. When combining an adventurous soul with a burning desire to enact widespread societal change, you get Aditi – an entrepreneurially minded, operations supremo. With everything from systems, to communications to marketing falling under her remit, she has made a massive impact on how School Space runs and prepares for growth. She is also a superb chef.

Frances Holgeth

Senior Business Development Manager
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Frances Holgeth

Senior Business Development Manager

Frances has 6 years experience working in sales and business development. She has spent her career working in start ups and social enterprises. At School Space she works across customer sales, new schools and partnerships. This often involves her cycling around London visiting new schools and trying not to get lost! When she’s not working (and sometimes when she is) she can be found listening to politics podcasts, keeping up her interest following her studies at the University of Cambridge.

Joseph Hayden

Chief Technology Officer
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Joseph Hayden

Chief Technology Officer

Yvee Ellenor

Customer Operations Representative
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Yvee Ellenor

Customer Operations Representative

After Yvee’s gap year took an unintentional extension to “gap decade”, she found an alternative to the university route, and spent around 4 years working and volunteering around the world. From teaching English in Madrid to picking pineapples on an eco-farm in Taiwan, she’s finally settled in London to work in the Customer Operations team at School Space. Yvee’s always wanted a career that will make a positive difference to our society and loves the way School Space contributes to communities around London and Oxford.

Monica Georgieff

Marketing Manager
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Monica Georgieff

Marketing Manager

Raised in Toronto and born in Sofia, Bulgaria – Monica is the only member of School Space without a British accent. She has varied experience in digital marketing, content, and Agile marketing process management. After finishing her degrees at the University of Toronto and UCL in London, Monica spent most of her career leading marketing teams at software companies. Now, she is responsible for a leading the bulk of School Space’s marketing strategy and execution. She splits her time between Canada and Bulgaria, keeping things dynamic.

Team Leaders

Our team leaders are the glue between the Head Office team and the Community Connectors on the ground. With 1000s of events happening every month, they are the support system for our ground staff, and the friendly faces for our schools.

 

Community Connectors

Our Community Connectors make sure our vision, our mission, our values are upheld day in-day out. From unlocking the schools, to giving the customers an amazing welcome, to securing the site to be handed back to the teachers in the morning, our Community Connectors are absolutely integral to what we do.

You?

Are you passionate about building links between your local community and schools?
Looking for meaningful, flexible work in the evenings and weekends to support your
income? We’re hiring reliable, community-orientated, team players, who are flexible and amenable to join our Community Connector Team. You can find out more, and apply, here.

Big Venture Challenge

The Big Venture Challenge supports ambitious entrepreneurs with access to business support, powerful connections and match funding to help them raise investment and deliver social impact at scale.

Growth 4 Good

Growth4Good is a business accelerator focused on partnering and investing in high growth social businesses in the digital media and technology sectors.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services.