Jane Cooper CV

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About Jane:

Jane is a professional access consultant and a passionate and creative designer, presenter and facilitator of targeted and effective training and development interventions.

She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) with a successful track-record of over 25 years professional experience in the fields of training and development, consultancy, communications, engagement and business development in major, blue-chip companies and the public-sector.

Her original training as a sociologist and social anthropogist has helped her to develop a unique insight into the many projects she has worked on during her highly successful career.

Jane is also an award-winning, million-pound fundraiser, leading a community appeal inspired by her daughter
Megan (the ‘Pool For Megan And Her Friends Appeal) which raised funds to build a therapy pool at Ashgate Croft Special School in Chesterfield .

As well as being a Director of Access For All UK Jane is also the co-founder of the charity Accessible Derbyshire  along with colleague and friend Gillian Scotford.

Now a leading disability and Changing Places campaigner Jane is also a published writer on disability-related issues with particular expertise in the field of autism, drawing on 20 years first-hand experience as a parent and carer.


  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (PgDip)
  • BA Honours Degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology (IIi)
  • Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered MCIPD)
  • 4 GCE ‘A’ levels and 8 GCE ‘O’ levels

Career History:

  • Co-Founder of registered charity ‘Accessible Derbyshire’ (no: 1155675) 2013- present
  • Director of ‘The Accessible Training Company’, now ‘Access For All UK’ 2014 – present
  • Conference speaker at the first-ever Changing Places National Conference
  • Member of the England Inclusive Tourism Action Group
  • Co-Founder and member of the Derbyshire County Council Changing Places Working Group: 2008 – present
  • Changing Places campaigner and trainer: 2003 – present
  • Published writer on autism and disability
  • Volunteer fundraiser: leading an appeal (The ‘Pool For Megan And Her Friends’ appeal) which raised over £1 million pounds in two years (2003 – 2005)

Excellence in the Community Award Winner 2007: awarded by Derbyshire County Council.

Career History:

  • Human Resources And Communications Team Leader on strategic
    Boots the Chemists Business Development
  • Internal Business Development Consultant – Boots the Chemists Business
  • Process Consultant – Boots the Chemists
  • Process Change Manager – Boots the Chemists Business Development
  • Business Improvement Manager – Boots The Chemists Property
  • Senior Management Training Officer – Boots the Chemists Training and Development
  • Training Officer – UES Steels, Training and Development
  • Assistant Training Officer – UES Steels Training and Development
  • Assistant Personnel Officer – The Kenning Motor Group

Personal Training and Development undertaken includes:

  • Access Auditor Training (Centre for Accessible Environments)
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Facilitation Skills Training
  • Advanced Facilitation Skills Training
  • Team Leader Training
  • Continuous Improvement Champion Training
  • Presentation Skills Training

Personal Training and Development undertaken includes:

  • Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
  • Coaching Skills
  • Problem-Solving Techniques
  • Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • Consultancy Skills
  • New Approaches To Learning Design.