Jazz Sabha (née Cook)
Originally from Kent, Jazz moved to Portsmouth in 2009 to continue her studies, with the ambition to become a barrister. After completing her A-levels in Law, IT, Admin & Office skills and economics, Jazz applied for an apprenticeship with Highbury College, studying Business Admin, and on completion received a full time position at Shaping Portsmouth.
Jazz worked at Shaping Portsmouth from 2012 until June 12th 2015. She was the Workstream Co-Ordinator responsible for the operational running of the organisation.
As the Workstream Co-Ordinator of Shaping Jazz:
- Attended Workstream meetings.
- Arranged in advance the yearly calendar for all meetings.
- Arranged meetings for 10 different workstreams (date, venue, catering and IT requirement when needed).
- Prepared the attendance list for each meeting in advance and send it to the relevant Chair.
- Liaised with business leaders in order to complete actions arisen from meetings and complete Shaping Portsmouth actions.
- Assisted with drafting agendas and editing notes.
- Raised and followed invoices or payment request.
- Organised Shaping events.
- Covered when colleagues were not present.
- Controled the petty cash and other office duties.
- Took minutes where necessary.
- Attended the Workstream Chairs & LEP meetings.
Jazz left Shaping to study for her Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree with Open University, and is work as a paralegal in the Commercial Debt Recoveries team at Blake Morgan.
She is now a debt recovery paralegal at Ward Hadaway in Leeds, having moved to Catterick with her husband Ammar, and dog Reggie.
Next Generation Programme Manager
Keshia is an experienced leader whose passion and integrity saw her reach leadership level within two years of graduating from the University of Portsmouth, with a degree in English Language & Literature. Keshia is incredibly, unapologetically ambitious and has won numerous awards including ‘Woman to Watch’ at the Woman of the Year Awards.
In 2016 she founded TeachTech Solutions, a specialist recruitment agency, and is set to launch another company alongside this in the Spring of 2018.
Whilst busy carving a career after graduating, getting married and having her son, Charlie, Keshia always found time to volunteer at Shaping Portsmouth, EBP South, and local colleges, schools and the university. This unrelenting desire to help the Next Generation within the very city she was born and raised made Keshia the perfect candidate for our Next Generation Programme Manager role. Her focus will be on driving forward our programmes aimed at the 7-18 age range.