Jane has been a supporter of Hope for Tomorrow for a number of years and has helped raise the profile of the charity across Wiltshire in that time in her capacity as Leader of Wiltshire Council. In 2015 Jane was appointed to the House of Lords becoming Baroness Scott of Bybrook.
Jane Scott has been Conservative Leader of Wiltshire Council since its formation as a unitary council in 2009. Jane was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours for services to local government.
In August 2015, it was announced that Jane was to be created a life peer, giving her a seat in the House of Lords. As a result, Jane was created Baroness Scott of Bybrook at a ceremony in October 2015.