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Jane M Beckford

Lecturer, Tutor in Years 1 and 2
Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
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Jane currently teaches Project Management and self/professional development modules to BA Hons Chartered Management Degree Students. Prior to her 4 years with University Of Central Lancashire Jane managed a highly successful Apprenticeship Business placing 400+ people into work across Lancashire and Cumbria. This followed couple of public service decades in Coventry and Lancashire where she had responsibilities for driving change and e gov business reorganisation within Education, Youth services and council functions across Lancashire by creating and integrating efficient and effective ICT data collection and information systems between residents, schools and Lancashire County Council services. Cited in House of commons 'reducing bureaucratic burdens' papers the work led by Jane was recognised as ahead of time and field for local Authority thinking and delivery.

Jane currently teaches Project management and self/professional development modules to BA Hons Chartered Management Degree Students. These students work full time and have day release to University to complete this challenging degree in which they excel. She has a progress and pastoral responsibility for years one and two of the 4 year programme. She manages all ESA required site visits and builds and maintains the relationships with employers from Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire.

Prior to Janes' 4 years with University Of Central Lancashire she created and managed a highly successful Independent Apprenticeship Business placing 400+ people into work across Lancashire and Cumbria. This followed couple of public service decades in Coventry and Lancashire where she had responsibilities for driving change and e gov business reorganisation within Education, Youth services and council functions across Lancashire. Starting within the youth service driving 'What Now' information shops for young people and 'What Now' services books, websites surgeries. 'What works' Rural initiatives funded by partnership EU funding bids across Europe to produced the first UK external public information kiosks. Then moved over at a corporate level Jane created several ICT applications which transformed and integrated services delivering highly efficient and effective ICT data collection and information systems between residents, schools and Lancashire County Council services. Cited in House of commons 'reducing bureaucratic burdens' papers the work led by Jane's team and her vision was recognised as ahead of time and field for local Authority thinking and delivery.

  • MBA (Masters in Business Administration) UCLan 2009.

Modules Taught

  • BU1011 - Project Management Skills
  • BU1007 - Developing Self and Others
  • AC1600 - Introduction to Personal and Professional Practice
  • AC2300 - Professional Skills Development
  • Student academic personal and professional progression through work based learning and the application of theory into real business challenges and development.
  • CMI