Jane Mansour


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Programme Director for ReAct (Principal Research Fellow)


Jane joined IES as Programme Director for the ReAct Partnership in 2021. Jane has been involved in employment and skills for two decades 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. She is experienced in translating policy goals into practical, deliverable interventions. She has a particular interest in sustainable employment outcomes for those most disadvantaged in the labour market.

She previously worked as an independent consultant, where her clients included voluntary organisations, funding bodies, the World Bank, UK and US think tanks, service providers and social enterprises. Previously, she set up and led the Ingeus Centre of Policy & Research, using the frontline experience of delivering employment programmes to underpin original research and recommendations for improved delivery. Jane also managed an Employment Zone in North London

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.


2005 University of London MRes, Public Policy and Management
1996 University of Edinburgh MA, English Literature


2021 Principal Research Fellow, IES
2012 - 2021

Independent Policy Consultant

2004 - 2010

Founder and Director, Ingeus Centre for Policy & Research

2003 - 2004

Senior Policy and Research Manager, Inclusion

 2002 - 2003

National Skills and Learning Manager, Employment Plus (Australia)

 1998 - 2002 Employment Zone Manager, Reed in Partnership

Research publications

Articles and chapters

Conference appearances

  • DWP Provider Event, Mansour J, DWP Provider Event, 11 December 2023
  • ERSA 2023 Employability Awards (Judging), Mansour J, ERSA 2023 Employability Awards, 28 November 2023
  • ReAct Masterclass , Mansour J, ReAct Masterclass, 11 November 2023
  • The ReAct Partnership: Delivering Collaborative Advantage - The ReAct experience , Mansour J, IEP Digital Technology Conference, September 2022