Shelley Collins was born in St. Michael, Barbados, the daughter of Norma Jackman. A graduate of Queens College, she immigrated to London in 1970 to train as a nurse. Her first night in London was her first night away from home.
She qualified as an SRN, RMN & RSCN and was a Sister at Guys Hospital on the Evelina Children’s Unit. From here, her career moved from Nursing into Administration and eventually training – culminating in the formation of her company Just Resources International.
Shelley has a 20-year track record of excellence in the provision of training and consultancy services in equality, diversity, leadership and management development. She is a dynamic, discerning and energetic trainer who provides a service that never fails to deliver.
Her clients include public, private and third sector organisations including the Joint Equality & Diversity Training Centre of the Ministry of Defence and the British Army for over 20 years. Others include the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy the Metropolitan and Thames Valley Police services, Tesco Plc, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and the Baptist Union. She was also on the staff of the Home Office Specialist Support Unit for Police-Community Relations for 7 years.
Just Resources was the partner training company for the Desmond Tutu Foundation, creating the course for their facilitators to conduct their “Conversations for Change”. Acknowledged as an expert in her field, Shelley has also developed ILM accredited Equality & Diversity Qualifications.