I joined the QEGSMAT HR Department in November 2021 after being employed with Derbyshire County Council for fifteen years where I worked as a Day Service Worker, Deputy Unit Manager of two Day Centres and supported-living establishments and finally a Project Officer (in the Adult Care Quality and Compliance Team). I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to officially start a career in HR; building on my current HR experience gained through the above non-HR roles. Having nearly completed my Level 3 CIPD qualification, I am working towards gaining my Level 5 – further developing my knowledge, skillset and support to the central QEGSMAT team.
I joined the QEGSMAT team in October 2021, as a Finance Assistant. Having worked in the financial sector for five years, I am excited to continue developing my skills and knowledge whilst supporting the team.
As the Trust Data Manager I am responsible for ensuring data is coherent across the all QEGSMAT schools to support school improvement. I have 12 years’ experience working in the education sector. Though I started my journey as a specialist teaching assistant I found that I have an aptitude for working with school systems/solutions and I migrated across to data and information management. I have gained a great wealth of knowledge in many areas of business management in schools and how these areas all interlink. I feel that improving systems, data integrity, communication and efficiency is integral in facilitating a school community to improve and succeed. My genuine passion is supporting school staff to make a difference to children’s lives by ensuring key information is readily available and intelligible.
I became a member of the QEGSMAT team in September 2021 as a Finance Assistant to support the QEGSMAT team. My education started in BTEC Business Studies Level 3, gaining a Double Distinction qualification in 2017. I then went onto further my education and achieved a 2.1 in a BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) degree in 2021, also studying a CIMA qualification alongside my degree. I am passionate about Finance and developing my education further within this role to not only help with my career development, but to also support the QEGSMAT team.
I became part of QEGSMAT HR Department at the start of September 2021 taking on the exciting role of HR Officer. I have worked in the education sector for the past six years, four of those being in HR. I am thrilled to be continuing my HR journey with QEGSMAT whilst providing support and advice to the school’s and employees within the Trust. During my time in HR, I have completed my Level 3 CIPD qualification and I am working towards gaining my Level 5 as I am keen to continue developing my skills and knowledge.
I joined QEGSMAT after working primarily for Local Authorities in a variety of roles, including waste and recycling, climate change and asset management. As Facilities Manager for the Trust I oversee the general maintenance, upkeep and, health & safety within the schools ensuring they are safe and compliant places to work and learn.
I joined the QEGSMAT Central Team in November 2018 after being a student at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School. I have gained my Level 3 Business qualification and I am now completing a Level 4 School Business Professional apprenticeship. As a Finance Assistant I support both the business and finance functions of the Trust.
With nearly 30 years experience in the Administration/PA role I am responsible for providing support to the CEO, Director of Finance and Operations and the Board of Trustees. As a member of the QEGSMAT Central Team I am continually developing my knowledge and experience whilst hoping to deliver a proficient service to all.
I am an experienced Chartered HR Generalist having spent much of my career within Local Government. I have wide experience dealing with a vast array of HR matters from Employment Cycle, Casework, Pay and Reward, Organisational Design, Restructures, Redundancies, TUPE and Workforce Strategy. I have a firm belief in the ethos of QEGSMAT. I am committed to making sustainable changes within the Trust to improve experiences and educational outcomes for all. I believe in ensuring our biggest resource is supported and developed then we will be able to drive school improvement.
I have 30 years of experience in the Finance Sector. I am continually developing my knowledge and experiences and sharing our good practices and skills across the growing Multi Academy Trust and this is something that I am very proud to be part of.