Tom is the Director of Development at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. He has spent many years working on research and development programmes mainly relating to character and citizenship education. Tom founded the international educational volunteering charity VESL in 2003 and is currently a trustee for the organisation. Tom’s specialist interests are character and virtue ethics, citizenship, community development, student leadership and volunteering. He has written extensively on many of these areas as well as developed a range of resources and training programmes for schools.