Javed joined Victim Support as chief executive in October 2010 and leads 1,500 staff and 7,000 volunteers across England and Wales. Prior to this role he was working at the Government Office for London where he was the executive director to the London Serious Youth Violence Board.
In this senior civil service role he worked with key London agencies and government departments focusing on improving how agencies share information and work together to reduce serious youth violence across the capital.
He was Maths teacher for 27 years and before moving to the London Serious Youth Violence Board was the chief education officer at Harrow Council having previously been the assistant director of education in Birmingham.
In 2009 he was listed on the Asian Power100 publication and is a non executive board member of the Children's Workforce Development Council, a member of Skills for Justice Sector Skills Council Board and sits on the executive board of Victim Support Europe.
He joined the London Borough of Harrow as its Director of Learning and Community Development in January 2004, arriving from the UK’s largest local authority- Birmingham, where he was Assistant Director for Lifelong Learning. He has over 20 years experience of working in schools, sixth form, further education colleges and more recently local government.
Javed went through a Comprehensive education in inner city Birmingham, followed by 3 years at Salford University to take a degree in Mathematics and then to Manchester to train as a Maths and IT teacher. Beginning his career at Cadbury School & Sixth Form College, he made rapid progress through the sector holding posts of Head of Mathematics, Assistant Principal and Director of Development at City College Birmingham- one of the UK’s largest FE colleges.
Javed was the UK’s first Pakistani/Kashmiri heritage Chief Education Officer. His family originates from the village of Haveli Baghal, near Dadyal in the Mirpur District of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Neither of his parents had the opportunity of an education and could not read nor write.
Highlighted by The Guardian newspaper, as one of 12 ‘rising stars’ in UK local government, Javed was responsible for a range of services including all schools, libraries, adult & community learning, arts and cultural services.
Javed has vast experience of working in large urban areas whilst leading initiatives that widen participation, raise achievement and reduce social exclusion. He has worked extensively with the voluntary/community sector and local business developing sustainable strategic partnerships tackling deprivation.
He was a member of the Basic Skills National Advisory Committee; a Trustee of the UK Learning Communities Network; a Council member of the London West Learning & Skills Council and a member of the Whitehall led Social Policy Forum. Javed is also a founder member of the Birmingham based Kashmiri and Pakistani Professionals Association (KAPPA).
Javed's speaks five languages and is married with four children.