I have been working at the University since January 2006 where I was employed as PA to the Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre. During the course of the first couple of months there I also took on the HR function and quickly knew that this was the route I wanted to follow. In 2013 I undertook studying for Level 3 and subsequently Level 5 in Human Resources Management; I have also completed a years qualification for an MBA and am considering taking this to the next level! I am an Associate Member of CIPD. I hold part qualification in Accounting via the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants which I undertook whilst working as an Assistant Accountant at Hytec Information Systems.
I took voluntary redudancy from my role in July 2017 as the Centre was moved into Engineering Science so decided to take the opportunity to have some time out and reflect on what I wanted to do next and to have a better work life balance. This new role in Earth Sciences is the perfect balance of a new challenge that I wanted but still being able to look after my grandchildren when needed to maintain a good work/life balance and I am looking forward to working for Emma who I got to know when we both studied for our Diploma in Human Resources Management.