Meet our Director of External Affairs

  • Jan Savage - Director of External Affairs

    Theresa Shearer

    Jan Savage - Director of External Affairs

    Jan joined ENABLE Scotland in 2013 as a committed campaigner passionate about the rights of people who have a disability and their families. As a member of the Executive Team, Jan has directorate responsibility for charitable services and project, membership, campaigns, policy, participation, and communications.

    Through Jan’s leadership, ENABLE Scotland has remodelled its participation structure to place members in the lead of their own campaigns for an equal society. Notable campaign success has followed: ENABLE Scotland has won the 2015 Herald Society Campaign of the Year Award and being short-listed as a finalist twice – in 2016 and 2017 – and won SCVO Campaign of the Year Award in 2017 after being a finalist for this award in both 2016 and 2015.  Jan’s passion for driving change and as an advocate of the rights of disabled people in Scotland has shaped her 19 year career in the public and third sectors.

    Jan combines her role at ENABLE Scotland with representing the interests of children and adults who have a learning disability on a number of external fora, including as Chair of the Scottish Government Additional Support for Learning Implementation Group, and the Keys to Life Leadership Group.

    Jan graduated from Glasgow University with a First Class MA Hons in English Language in 2002, and is a graduate of the Oxford University Said Business School Strategic Leadership programme.  She is currently Vice Chair of the Glasgow Caledonian University Students Association.


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