Jackie Martin, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning
Jackie has a passion for learning, especially lifelong learning, gained from a professional background in teaching and education.
After gaining a PGCE in post-16 education and training, Jackie taught English and literacy skills to adults in the UK and overseas in Brazil and Spain. She then spent 14 years working for the College of Optometrists, the last eight years of which were as Director of Education. During this time, Jackie established a reputation for leading teams and developing colleagues as well as gaining significant experience in assessment development and delivery, accreditation and regulation.
Jackie joined APM in June 2019 as Head of Education and Lifelong Learning, a new role for the association. She’s responsible for overseeing the work of APM’s Professional Standards, Knowledge, and Volunteers and Educational Engagement teams. This includes the development of APM’s assessments and professional standards, CPD, publications, volunteering and events.
As well as being forward-looking, Jackie says it’s essential in her role to understand the many demands on professionals’ time and the need to provide high quality learning and development opportunities that are both valuable and accessible.
Outside work, Jackie enjoys travelling, running and Pilates.