Tom Jeffery - editor, problem-solver and communications specialist

I’m a press officer, trainer and communications strategist, based in London.

I’m Senior Press Officer at Green Alliance, and I have over decade’s experience in and around public policy.

I earned an MA in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex, and a BA from the University of Leeds. My home town is Mussoorie, a hill station in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas.

I helped persuade the government to rethink Universal Credit

I led digital communications at Citizens Advice from 2017-2018. I joined a campaign team there that called on the government to pause and fix Universal Credit. We secured £1.5 billion of additional funding in the 2017 Autumn Budget. 

I taught myself to shoot and edit video

I managed the press office at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK’s leading think-tank, from 2018-20. There, I increased the IFS’ Twitter followers by 43%.

I introduced short, topical video to our audiences. To do this, I taught myself how to shoot using a Canon EOS 5DMkIV, and how to edit using the Adobe Suite.

I interviewed Yanis Varoufakis

In 2015-16, I designed and delivered content strategy for a £2M conference series on private equity. In Amsterdam, I interviewed former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis.