Jane Devine is the Business Manager for Social Work Scotland. She joined the organisation in December 2008, initially as a Parliamentary and Communications Officer.
Prior to working for Social Work Scotland and ADSW (as the organisation was formerly called) Jane was head of the Health and Social Care team at COSLA. Jane worked at COSLA for four years during which she was the team leader for the Resourcing and Capacity team and a policy manager in the Children and Young people team.
Jane has also worked at Audit Scotland where she led national audits on housing management, commissioning community care services and on provision for children with additional support needs.
From 2012 until 2014 Jane had a weekly column in the Scotsman newspaper.
Jane graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters Degree in Politics and Geography and a post-graduate Masters Degree in Scottish Politics and Sociology. Jane’s first job was as a parliamentary researcher in the Scottish Parliament for Adam Ingram MSP and Kenny MacAskill MSP.
Jane is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership of Public Service at Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Director of Who Cares? Scotland and Children in Scotland.
Jane lives in Edinburgh with her partner and two children. She is a keen cyclist and has too many bikes.