Jane Clarkson


Jane Clarkson

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Training and Development/Admin

  • Age : 48 Years Old
  • Gender : Female
  • Educational Attainment :- MSc
  • Availability :- 40 Hours/week
  • Experience :- 20 Years



I have worked for many years in the field of Learning and Development with large international blue chip corporations, and spent 5 years working for myself at CorporateWise and Lotus, accredited training companies.


In August 2015 I decided to make a career change. I took up a role as a sales agent with a local estate agency covering Sheffield and Salt Rock before moving across to the conveyancing side of the property deal at the end of last year where I did a stint as a part-time paralegal assistant.


I would describe myself as self-motivated, professional, and organised with an ability to build strong working relationships. Customer service and satisfaction are of prime importance to me. I enjoy working with people at all levels across all business functions.


Personal Details


Address:                  Salt Rock, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Phone:                        cell:072 55 66 394

Email :                       [email protected]


Career History


Unofficial role as Head of Fundraising at Umhlali Preparatory School

January 2019 – December 2019


After taking some time off to spend with my two boys, my eldest son was made Head Boy of Umhlali Prep and

and I was tasked, along with the Head Girls’ mother, with fundraising for the school. This role involved

large amounts of planning, coordinating and running large-scale events for the school, using mostly volunteers

and sponsors. We raised just over R350K for the year.


Time off

March 2018 – December 2019


Family decision taken for me to spend more time with our two very busy boys.



De Rauville Inc Attorneys and Conveyancers

November 2016 – February 2018


As a paralegal in a small office I was responsible for transfers from beginning to end with little supervision. I handled all correspondence with both parties, bond attorneys, municipalities and lodging agents. I prepared all papers for signature and was responsible for ensuring all the monies were accounted for.


Holloway Properties, Sales Agent

August 2015 – November 2016


Working as an intern sales agent in a small office I was given the opportunity to experience all aspects of the sales process early on. I was tasked with engaging with sellers to list new properties, dealing with existing sellers, negotiating asking prices, fees and negotiating sale agreements.


CorporateWise and Lotus Training, Ballito, South Africa

November 2010 – December 2015


I owned and managed Lotus Training after running CorporateWise as a principal franchisee in KZN. Both were training companies accredited by the Services SETA. I am a registered assessor for a number of qualifications and a qualified professional coach. My duties and responsibilities included: Facilitation, Coaching, Assessing, Training design and development, Sales &Marketing, Client liaison, Maintain standards of Accreditation, Administration


Jane Clarkson, Personal and Professional Coaching, London, UK

Sept 2007 – Oct 2008


Whilst studying towards my Co-Active Coach certification through the Coaches Training Institute, I provided personal and professional coaching for a number of clients


American International Group (AIG), London UK

Dec 2003 –  Aug 2007 (Including maternity leave)


As the Learning and Development Manager I was responsible for the L&D function in the direct marketing and selling arm of the insurance business. A brief overview of my duties and responsibilities included:

o   Assessing Training needs for the business and developing business training plan

o   Providing consultancy service to managers on acquisition of management competences

o   Designing and delivering training for managers, supervisors and call centre staff

o   Staff induction training

o   Liaising with and sourcing training from external providers and consultants

o   Developing and maintaining Training and Competence programme in line with Financial Services Authority requirements

o   Responsible for the training budget, training records, reporting to the head of Best Practice on achievement of objectives


British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), London, UK

Sept 2000 – November 2003


Management Development Adviser, BBC World Service (WS)

My main responsibilities included:

o   The provision of a coherent range of learning and development activities to support the development of managers in World Service (WS).

o   Contributing to WS business training plan on management competencies

o   Providing consultancy service to managers on acquisition of managerial competencies.

o   Responsible for managing the personal development programme for 12 World Service staff in other areas of the BBC, providing one to one coaching for staff

o   Designing and delivering appraisal training for WS staff.

o   Conducting Induction programme for new managers to WS

o   Managing training budget


Training Projects Organiser, BBC News

Main responsibilities included:

o   Managing two separate development secondment schemes for staff in News, from application to placement.

o   Liaising with and chairing meetings with senior editors and training representatives in BBC News to establish and monitor training needs of department

o   Managing the selection process for development programmes and identifying training needs for to compile training plans to support placements.

o   Delivering ‘Creativity’ and ‘Team working’ sessions on BBC-wide induction programme.

o   Managing implementation of new training database across the department


Organisation & Development Assistant, BBC HR, London

Main responsibilities included:

o   Administration and co-ordination of wide range of training and development events across all divisions of the BBC

o   Providing support for OD interventions: staff survey, BBC HR and Wide change programme

o   Maintaining training records

o   Monitoring and updating training budget

o   Organising and liaising with leaders for leadership lunches




WH Smith, Henderson Investors and TWI, London

Jan 2000 – Aug 2000

·      Temporary assignments providing HR and administrational support for example updating training records and preparing pay review/bonus letters for staff.


HSBC Holdings Plc, London

May 1998 – Dec 1999


Working as the Executive Development Assistant I was responsible for the following:

o   Co-ordinated development programmes for new International Managers (IM) with branches across the world

o   Dealt with university careers services to promote IM programme

o   Liaised with key senior managers on various elements of placements

o   Co-ordinated attendance of key senior managers at graduate recruitment events

o   Organised and hosted HSBC graduate recruitment presentations at various universities

o   Provided administrational support for Executive Development Manager


South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Durban, KZN, South Africa

Oct 1997 – April 1998


As a regional SABC TV journalist I was responsible for investigating and reporting local news stories for the local KZN news bulletin. I also had a number of stories accepted and broadcast on the national news bulletin with much positive feedback.


Education and relevant training



January 2017                         Basic Diploma in Conveyancing Practice

Gawie Le Roux, Centre for Conveyancing Practice

Module 1- 3: Conventional Dead of Transfer, Mortgage Bonds registration and cancellation procedure.


2016                                      Various estate agent intern workshops

Prop Academy(Theory)


April 2011                              Conduct Outcomes Based Assessment


Isibani College, Pinetown, South Africa



March – October 2008         Certified Professional Co-Active Coach :

The Coaches Training Institute, London.

ICF accredited coach training program


2001 – March 2004               MSc Human Resources (Consulting)

South Bank University, London

Subjects: Managing Information systems, Managing in a business context, managing activities, Core Personnel and Development, Managing People, Organisational Consultancy, Organisational Dynamics, Management Development, Research Methods and Organisational Development, Dissertation


1995 – March 1998               National Journalism Diploma,

Natal Technikon, Durban, South Africa
Subjects: Broadcasting journalism, Business reporting, Court reporting,
English, Feature and Review writing, Media Sociology, Photography, Press Law, Political Science, Practice of Journalism, Zulu


1988 – 1993                             Matriculation Exemption

Durban Girls’ College, Durban, South Africa

Subjects: English, Afrikaans, Maths, Science, History, Drama

B Average


I have also attended training on: Group dynamics, facilitation skills, developing staff surveys, train the trainer


I was a chartered member (MCIPD) of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development UK.

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