Jane Thomas

Training Officer

Jane completed a degree in English and Education with a focus upon Special Education. She worked abroad teaching English to children in Spain, Athens and Corfu, and water skiing in Maine, USA.

Jane has worked with people with a learning disability for 28 years, most of which at Mencap as a registered manager, the last 8 years as Area Operations Manager for North Wales with Mencap Cymru. She has strongly held values and is committed to the rights and equality of disenfranchised groups. While with Mencap she completed counselling qualifications, and used these skills in her work.

In the middle of this period Jane studied at art college for a Fine Art degree. She worked as a painter for 10 years, returning to the health and social care sector, and continues to paint and exhibit in galleries across Wales.

Jane joined Progression Training in November 2022.