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Jane Fenn -

Jane has been working in the field of manual handling for 21 years working extensively with children, young adults, adults and the elderly, both in physical and mental health situations in the community and in acute trusts. Jane’s strengths lie in her problem solving ability and her innovative methods of problem solving. Her focus is to continually develop ways to improve peoples’ lives. Jane is currently working as a manual handling senior co-ordinator in Yorkshire alongside her role as moving and handling advisor with Rehabilitation Solutions.

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

  • Worked as a manual handling advisor in health and Local Authority for 21 years managing complex manual handling issues.
  • Moving and Handling advisor to OT’s, social workers, education / schools, care staff
  • Training - Care staff, OTs, Support staff, social workers, parents, family members, student carers.
  • Planning / delivering –Manual Handling training programmes for a wide range of health and social care professionals.
  • Single person handling
  • Equipment innovation

Professional Information

MSc in Health Ergonomics (Surrey University)

DN Cert (Anglia University)


CiM (Anglia University)


NNEB (Thomas Danby College, Leeds)

LEO trained (Leading empowered Organisations)

Certificate in clinical supervision (ENB 998)

RoSPA certificate in Manual Handling

BSC certificate in manual handling (British Safety Council)

DLA certificate in manual handling (x2)

Professional Memberships

Member of National Back Exchange

Graduate Member of the Ergonomics Society

Career to Date

Moving and Handling Senior co-ordinator - Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Responsible for all manual handling, children and adults for the council, currently managing manual handling at a strategic level for the council.

Manual Handling Manager / Ergonomist - South East Essex Community Health Care Trust. Responsible for managing manual handling at strategic level.

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