Experienced business manager,HR professional targets Devon or Cornwall

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 26631
(04/28/1964, female)
Skills keywords: business manager, education sector, project co-ordinator, psychology
Short Bio:

Business Manager and HR/project experience. Private and public sector.

Flexible, fast learner, Psychology graduate

Available for immediate start

Looking for vacancies in the South West of England

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  HR and Recruitment, education and training, Admin and Clerical
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: United Kingdom


An experienced business manager and HR professional, used to working in a fast paced environment, working closely with senior teams to support the delivery of business strategies and targets. With a broad range of interpersonal skills, equally happy working either leading, part of a team, or individually,  as necessary to achieve the goals of the organisation. My breadth of skills and experience means I can operate across a range of areas and functions and be relied upon to consistently deliver results.

Recent Employment

Business Manager, March 2012 – May 2015, covering 17 schools

A member of the Management Board with responsibility for the development, planning, delivery and monitoring of collaborative support services to the Learning Community including offering support for the development of a comprehensive administrative service within individual schools, to include Finance, Procurement of services, Project management, health and safety, technology, environmental impact and personnel services.

Full delivery of business support services to SLT/headteachers, budget management, skills audits of support staff

  • Responsible for the achievement of 17 schools working collaboratively, together with building professional relationships with key stakeholders, governors, all staff, future partners
  • Managed full business service across all schools, including three budgets, large scale event management (including award ceremonies), CPD for all support staff and governors
  • Successful in obtaining funding for music workshops (extra curricular activities)
  • Successful in making joint procurement savings – office machinery, utilities, telecommunications
  • Recruitment path of casual staff, including DBS checks, selection processes

Previous Employment

Employee Reward Advisor, May 2003 – March 2012, Promoted from Job Analyst in 2007/2008

  • Responsible for implementing single status across all school support staff for Devon County Council.
  • Achieved the implementation of job evaluation within the stretching timescales.
  • Established role profiles across 450 schools to achieve accurate job grading for all 8000 school support staff, in addition to educational support staff
  • GLPC and Hay Job Evaluation Schemes
  • Maintenance of employee reward activities across Children’s Services
  • Responsible for job design of education posts in the organisation
  • Assisting senior managers in reorganisation
  • Presentations to all levels of staff in Job Evaluation, training in job design and chairing job evaluation panels
  • Maintaining Equal Pay Compliance across all 450 schools in Devon.

Consultancy Experience

Interim HR Advisor, Imerys (ECC – English China Clay), July 2002 – May 2003

covering sites in Cornwall, Devon and Yorkshire

  • Recruitment, subsequent liaison with payroll
  • Participating in Graduate Assessment Centre
  • Disciplinary investigations, sickness absence monitoring and action as necessary.
  • Grievances
  • Contribution to Company policies (continued over)
  • Employee Relations including full involvement with unions and workforce through to local JNC
  • Change management across the workforce as a result of large scale redundancies and closure of quarries/sites
  • Appraisals
  • Home visits in cases of long term sickness/early retirement, exit interviews
  • Involvement in Compromise Agreements for redundancies. 

Psychometrics (Consultancy basis – various Companies in South West/Manchester)

  • Qualified to Levels A and B in Psychometric Testing (SHL trained)
  • Experience of advising on recruitment, team building, supervision skills for new managers
  • Advising companies on relevant psychometric testing to use for their needs
  • Liaising with SHL to access library of materials for all testing requirements
  • Advising a wide range of companies, including Liverpool Victoria, Paper Converting Company.
  • Job profiling of all levels in organisations.

Interim HR Manager/Training Manager – West Pharmaceutical Services, St Austell, Cornwall,

April – December 2001

Managing all aspects of HR including grievances, disciplinary investigations, absence management, interviewing and all stages of recruitment.

Previous Employment

HMP Dartmoor, Psychological Assistant, Aug 1994 – December 2000

  • Groupwork and 1:1 work with all levels of offenders
  • Offending behaviour work (Leading training in Social Skills, Communication Skills, Relationship skills, Anger Management)
  • WAIS IQ testing, Thinking skills (CBT), Ravens Progressive Matrices and Hare’s Psychopathy assessments on a regular basis.

Ginsters Ltd, Personal Assistant – September 1989 – August 1994

Warwick Business School, Warwick University, Secretary – September 1988 – September1989


Currently studying HR CIPD Qualification

BSc (Hons)                                             2:1 Psychology

Psychometric Testing                          Levels A and B (SHL trained), Registered

A level                                                    English Literature

C&G                                                        Book-keeper/Hotel Receptionist – pass with credit

O level:                                                 English Language (A), Psychology, Maths, Typing, Spanish

RSA1 and 2                                            Typing, speed typing

CSE                                                          Commerce, Accounts

CIPD                                                        pending

Recent Work Related Training

Asbestos Management awareness

Legionella Awareness and Control Measures Trainings

SIMS Finance Training

Professional Memberships:

Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society

Student Member of CIPD (currently studying)