Nick Jenkin was born in London. After teaching in the East End and the West Country, he went onto study Philosophy at Sussex University.
Amongst other things he worked as a merchant seaman, a teacher in Wormwood Scrubs, a shoe salesman in Regent Street, a canoe instructor, a painter and decorator, a manager of a Citizen Advice Bureau and then with young offenders and homeless youth. He finally settled into a career as a Citizen Advocacy manager, supporting the rights of adults with learning disabilities.
As well as being politically active, he sang with 'The Chorus of The National Orchestra of Wales' for 8 years and with other choirs in Cornwall, Ireland, France and Palestine.
He now lives in Greece with his wife, Nancy.