Annie Gainsborough

What’s my background?

I studied English Literature at Sheffield University but spent most of my time as Volunteering and Charity Coordinator for SingSoc working to inspire local school children through music and supporting the UK’s only voice-use charity “The Lary Project”. This experience led me to run for election as Activities Officer at Sheffield Students’ Union where I gained a passion for equality and liberation after working closely with “Disabled Students’ Committee”. I then spent a couple of months walking 1200km around Japan and another few working as an au pair.

 At Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice, while working in HR, Fundraising and Facilities, I conducted research into support for LGBT staff members at work and joined a Hospice UK working group developing an equalities training package for the sector. During this time I also founded a research campaign on sexism in the third sector with colleagues I’d met via the Charityworks Graduate Scheme (look out for our report @Is3rdSectSexist!)

 I’ve now returned to my beloved Sheffield to experience the joys of #TeamGC 

What do I do at Gradconsult?

As a Project Consultant I support my colleagues however I can with their wonderful work and play my part in solving problems for our clients.

This has so far included:

  • Writing job adverts for graduate programmes
  • Delivering training to students on how recruiters select candidates
  • Road-testing interview questions for a client by running mock interviews with law graduates
  • Joining Kylie as our in-house proof-reader and editor (hello English degrees!)


Life loves

  • Wild swims & mountain walks
  • Rabbits
  • My little sister (and my brother I suppose!)

Pet peeves

  • People who don’t understand vegetarianism/veganism
  • Repeated sniffing instead of just blowing your nose (“Can I offer you a tissue”?)
  • People being mean


Get in touch

T: 0114 221 0242

M: 07389 182 080


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