Jane Mansour is an independent policy consultant. She has a rich and varied combination of international operational, research, evaluation and policy experience in the fields of low paid work, adult skills, participation and unemployment. Her expertise is in translating policy goals into practical, deliverable interventions.
Jane has been involved in the skills and work fields for twenty years in the UK, US and Australia. This has been in research, policy and operational capacities for both private and not-for-profit organisations. This has included the implementation, delivery and management of welfare-to-work programmes; developing new service delivery models; a wide range of evaluations; original research and working with grant giving organisations to inform investment decisions.
As an independent consultant, recent projects have centred on current and potential impacts of the changing labour market – on people in low-waged work; those disadvantaged by current employment structures; on social support systems; and critically, how they are linked. She is working with RCS on evaluating Active Young Peoples Programmes and the Active Inclusion Fund in Wales. She has worked closely with a variety of non- and for profit organisations, academics, policy makers and experts to help inform and stimulate the policy debate. Clients include voluntary organisations, funding bodies, the World Bank, UK and US think tanks, service providers and social enterprises.
Jane was the founder and Director of the Ingeus Centre for Policy and Research, a think tank embedded within a welfare-to-work delivery organization. She and her team were responsible for the production and publication of original research and analysis and the development and co-ordination of contributions to welfare-to-work policy development.
She has a particular interest in sustainable employment outcomes for those most disadvantaged in the labour market. Other areas of expertise include: funding and incentives for providers; improving integration between skills and work; flexible working; child poverty; choice and voice in welfare reform; progression in work; and localising national initiatives.
She has a Research Masters in Public Policy from Birkbeck College, University of London and a Masters in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.