Deputy Human Resources Manager
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Tell us a bit About your role
I deputise for the Human Resources Manager in managing the human resources (HR) function within the department. I have responsibility for overseeing the provision of an effective HR service.
I started my career as a HR professional in 1995, and have worked in both the private and public sector. I obtained professional qualifications while working full time and attained the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management in 1999.
I first joined the University in 2004 as a Senior Personnel Assistant in the central University HR team. After taking a career break allowing time to focus on raising my three children during their early years, I returned to the University in 2017.
I contribute to the wider management of the department through assisting with the development and implementation of HR strategy and procedures. The University recognises that HR policies and processes provide the framework for departments and faculties to support their people and to respond to the ever-changing external environment.
What is the most meaningful aspect of your work?
The most meaningful aspect of my work is being able to provide advice and guidance to managers and staff on all aspects of employment, especially helping to resolve issues and offering support when needed.
Can you tell us about something you’ve done, contributed to that you’re most proud of?
There are many challenges to overcome in order to provide a full, efficient, effective and professional HR service. I am most proud of my contribution in the growth and development of the team and service we provide to the department, to support some of the world’s leading scientists.
What changes would you most like to see in the Medical Sciences in the next 100 years?
Aside from advances within Medical Sciences and medical innovations which will benefit the general population and rid us of conditions which are currently life limiting or terminal; personally as a BAME member of staff, I am encouraged by the current initiatives of the University and Medical Sciences division to support under-represented groups across the staff and student body, and within the next 100 years I hope this is no longer an issue.