Who Are We?

We are The Careers Consortium: a group of independent and impartial Careers Leaders and Careers Advisors working in schools across Epping Forest.
For the past 12 years, we have been working collaboratively and annually to hold the CareersFest, for all students within the consortium.
Together we have contributed to the information you will find on this website.


Mrs J. Ball

Careers Advisor, Mark Hall Academy

Level 6 Qualified Careers Advisor


Mrs Jaci Hammond

Jaci Hammond is the Careers Leader at Debden Park High School, Loughton, and King Harold Academy, Waltham Abbey, Essex.

Jaci has a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development, is a member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and on the national register of careers advisers.

For the past 8 years, she has been responsible for the delivery of Careers education, information, advice and guidance for the students in years 7-13, at Debden Park.   

For the past 12 years, she has been responsible for the delivery of Careers Education, work-related learning, information, advice and guidance for students in years 7-11, at King Harold Academy.

Both schools hold a Quality in Careers Standard award.


Mrs Viv Madden

Viv Madden is the Careers Lead and Head of Year 13 at Epping St John’s School.

She has been delivering careers advice to all years from Year 7 to 13 for the past 12 years and holds a level 6 qualification in Careers Information, Advice and Guidance.

Viv is a member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and on the national register of careers advisers.


Mrs Donna Mason

Donna Mason is the Careers Leader at Roding Valley High School in Loughton, Essex.

Donna has a Level 6 qualification in Career Guidance and Development as well as a Postgraduate Qualification in Careers Leadership. She is a member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and on the national register of careers advisers.

She has been responsible for the delivery of Careers Information Advice and Guidance for the past 11 years for students in years 7-13.

Since 2010 the school has consistently achieved and been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard.


Mr Geoffrey Towsey

Geoff Towsey is the Careers Leader at West Hatch High School, Chigwell.

He has a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and is a member of the Careers Development Institute and a Registered Careers Development Professional.

For the last eight years, he has been responsible for the planning and delivery of Careers Advice and Guidance for students in Years 7-13.


Mrs C. Whetham

Mrs Whetham joined Davenant in 2018 as Careers Leader, after 15 years in HR and graduate recruitment.

She has previously worked for leading management consultancies, law firms, accountancy practices and recruitment companies where she has lead teams to recruit the top talent from the country’s leading universities.

Mrs Whetham is a qualified careers leader and is responsible for the delivery of Careers education, information, advice and guidance for the students in years 7-13, at Davenant Foundation School.