Jane Hickie - Chief Operating Officer

Date published: 25.09.2018

Jane is approaching her second anniversary with AELP and joined the organisation with a wealth of experience gained in the not for profit sector with an emphasis on creating opportunities for those from deprived or disadvantaged communities.

Jane’s vision is to make AELP the UK’s leading membership service organisation for the employment and learning sector, an ambition that is coming to fruition as AELP is now recognised as the “go to” organisation for providers in this sector. Membership is growing steadily and the organisation is regularly attracting and recruiting new patrons.

To underpin her ambition, Jane has focussed on transforming AELP to deliver the highest quality service standards for its members through the creation of the Directorate for Membership Services and associated operational departments who provide day to day support and training, producing high quality resources including cost effective training and access to information.

Over the coming year, Jane will be seeking opinions and suggestions from AELP’s members that will enable the expansion of training services for members, introducing new content and subject areas that will add further value to providers.

Prior to joining AELP, Jane’s career centred around key areas of employment, work based learning and social mobility. For nine years she was Operations & Corporate Partnerships Director for Groundwork, the national environmental charity. From this background, she now offers members extensive experience in directing operations, developing strategy and building relationships with government stakeholders and major employers. At Genesis Housing Group as Head of Regeneration Jane pioneered large scale collaborations to win major projects in London and the South East. She spent 7 years at West London Leadership, recruiting major corporates into a network which provided pro-bono support to the most hard pressed communities.

Jane graduated from University College Cork, Ireland, with a BAHons in Psychology and moved to London where she began her career setting up and running the innovative ‘Jobs in the City’ project championed by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Bank of England. The project set out to connect unemployed young people in areas of deprivation with global businesses in the City of London.


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