Jane Chesworth joined Voluntary Arts in February 2020 as the new Up For Arts Producer at BBC Radio Leeds.

She has worked in the media for 25 years starting out in local newspapers and then a Press agency in Liverpool. Jane worked in the Hollyoaks and Brookside Press Office before then moving to the BBC in 1999 as Press Officer for The Century Speaks which was then the largest single project in the history of radio. Following this Jane worked in the BBC Birmingham Press Office launching the daytime TV series Doctors, and working on programmes such as Top Gear and The Weakest Link.

She then moved into BBC local radio producing the Mid Morning show on BBC Radio Leeds and working on special projects across the station. She has also worked as Regional Broadcast Co-ordinator for BBC Yorkshire managing big campaigns such as Children in Need and Sport Relief.

In her spare time Jane enjoys keeping fit, yoga and walking.