Polly Toynbee "is a Guardian columnist and broadcaster and was formerly the BBC's social affairs editor. She has won a National Press Award and has been What the Papers Say columnist of the Year. For much of 2002, Polly Toynbee took up the challenge of living in one of the worst council estates in Britain and taking whatever was on offer at the job centre. Published in February 2003, Hard Work: Life in Low-Pay Britain is a compelling, powerfully written and impassioned account of her experiences.
- Ambassador, Toynbee Hall 
- Trustee, Orwell Prize
- Trustee, Social Mobility Foundation 
- Advisory Board, Action for Renewables 
- National Advisory Panel, Centre for Labour and Social Studies 
- Patron, FPA 
- Vice president, Employee Ownership Association 
Resources and articles
- Polly Toynbee, Toynbee Hall, accessed July 3, 2010.
- Ambassadors, Toynbee Hall, accessed July 3, 2010.
- Social Mobility Foundation Trustees, organizational web page, accessed August 3, 2012.
- Action for Renewables Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed March 27, 2012.
- Centre for Labour and Social Studies National Advisory Panel, organizational web page, accessed May 20, 2013.
- FPA FPA presidents and patrons, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.
- Employee Ownership Association Vice-Presidents, organizational web page, accessed October 9, 2013.