Background and experience
I joined Newbury Building Society in 2017, having worked predominantly within the HR sector.
A former role with a busy high street recruitment consultancy helped me to realise my passion for people. As a result, I took an opportunity to join a financial services organisation as a recruiter. This business sponsored me to qualify at level 7 with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, and I gained valuable experience providing employee relations guidance to managers and employees, right across the UK and Northern Ireland. To broaden my experience, I took a secondment within business development, working closely with corporate clients to develop, launch and market co-branded credit cards.
I then spent almost 15 years working within HR for a retailer. As my role evolved, I was appointed as Learning and Development Manager, supporting over 1,000 employees.
What I enjoy most about my role is that decisions are made with the customer at the heart of everything. There is a genuine culture of respect for both external and internal customers, and I am lucky to work with a great team.
Role and responsibilities
My role as HR Business Partner – Talent is hybrid, combining working from home and from our impressive head office in Newbury.
I partner closely with managers right across the business, to ensure that we attract, develop and retain the best possible people, with a focus on talent and sustainability.