Head of HR Services & Projects
Brief overview of your career to date:
I am an experienced and seasoned HR professional with over 25 years’ experience and have held HR roles up to Board level. I have worked in a broad range of sectors including finance, defence engineering, environmental management, professional services, education, manufacturing, adult social care, and hospitality.
I am committed to delivering high quality, values-driven, first-class, accessible HR solutions and services. I have a proven track record in managing all aspects of HR but have developed a specific skill set for managing complex employee and industrial relations; process, organisation and system improvements; leadership and management development; training; and HR policy/compliance creation.
I am Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, and I hold a Six Sigma Green Belt, a Diploma in HR Management, a CIPD Level 5 qualification in Employment Law and an OCN National Certificate in Mediation. I am also registered member of the British Psychological Society’s Professional Testing Centre, a trained executive coach, a certified management consultant, and a Master NLP practitioner.
I specialise in employment law with a specific focus on complex disciplinary investigations. I am also a qualified workplace mediator and I strongly believe mediation is a powerful alternative to grievance mangement. I have a passion for supporting organisations to improve their systems, processes and operations to generate cost efficiencies and more effective practices. I really enjoy designing and delivering training courses and coaching programmes for individuals and teams.
Interesting fact(s) about you
I am a Lay Member for the Employment Appeals Tribunal Service, a Non-Executive Director (HR) and Trustee for a local Academy Schools Trust. I am a keen horse rider, and animal lover – I have two mini donkeys! My other passions include good radio drama, theatre, and live music events….and I make a mean vegetarian chilli.
Accreditations & Memberships
Kingswood Group are proud to have gained a number of accreditations and being part of business memberships.