Current Role:Talent Manager for Standard Chartered Bank within Human Resources. Focus on development/retention of employees.
- City of London, GB
3 Words to describe myself: Positive, Inquisitive, Supportive What do I actually do? My role involves lots of different aspects - face to face career conversations with individuals in the bank, identifying opportunities for our talent through talking to other departments, managers, human resources. In addition to this there is presenting, facilitating, designing programmes, input into strategy, budget management as well as getting involved with great programmes such as Working for Youth. What makes me tick? Give me a challenge any day... be it a project that needs getting off the ground, working on a budget to get the best quality as well as quantity from it, onboarding others to put 110% into an initiative - or challenging myself outside of work (rock climbing, white water kayaking, navigating around London on a bike ...!)
Talent Manager, Europe
February 2004 to present
Lancashire County Council, Instructor/Senior Instuctor/Waterfront manager, Cumbria
September 1996 to December 1998
Started as trainee instuctor on Lake Windermere - worked hard to gain instructor qualifications in number of watersports to drive career forward
Promoted to Boathouse Manager to oversee all summer programmes, hiring of seasonal staff, maintenance of boats and equipment
Focussed on personal development in alignment with role to gain:
Senior Instructor Dinghy sailing - one of youngest to do so in UK at the time
PowerBoat instructor qualification - learnt about engines to ensure safety
Supported RYA open days to provide disadvantaged children with opportunity to try out watersports
Promoted and moved to sister centre in N. Yorkshire
Qualified in caving / orienteering as different set of activities provided at this centre.
Delivered programmes that included 'bivvying' on the moors at night (sleeping under the stars in a sleeping bag!), bridge jumping, caving, white water kayaking
Marketing & International Business, M.Sc. at Loughborough University
PE & Human Movement Studies, BA (Hons) QTS PE & Human Movement Studies at Edge Hill College
Studied dance/ choreography, sport and human movement in addition to training as primary school teacher to teach 7- 11 year olds which covered all areas of the national curriculum - English/ Maths/ Science/ History/ PE etc. 4 year degree with teaching practice each year for practical assessment. Was instrumental in starting the Edge Hill Women's Rugby Union team at college including captaining the team in addition to being a founder member of the local town team - Ormskirk Ladies during my time as a student.