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Senior Manager, Reward and PolicySpecsavers, Fareham
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"Junior admin position straight from College Initially I did accounts work and progressed on to HR as there was not a HR team in place. Gave me a good introduction and helped me decide what I wanted to do next - which was progress in HR."
This role was sending out statements to customers, chasing payments, bank reconciliation, imports administration, processing expenses, raising cheques, and allocating payments to customer accounts. On the HR side I did basic admin like employment contracts, employment references, induction arranging, sickness absence processing, holiday entitlements etc.

HR Assistant / Advisor Highbury College, Portsmouth

"I worked in the HR team initially as a HR Assistant /PA to the HR Director"
I provided support to the HR team with administration - arranging interviews, contracts and new joiner packs, supporting the Director of HR in meetings etc. I then progressed to a HR Advisor and took on my own areas to manage which involved carrying out recruitment work for example shortlisting candidates, carrying out interviews, conducting exit interviews, process improvement, payroll activity, supporting the annual pay review process etc.

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"Advising the business on HR matters"
As an HR Advisor, I supported managers and employees with HR policies and process.

HR Advice and Support Team Manager Specsavers, Fareham

"Managed the HR admin team"
The HR admin team provided full support to employees and managers and advised on policy and process.

Reward Consultant Specsavers, Fareham

"In this role I looked after various elements of the pay and benefits that we offer as well as manage those that move to one of our offices in different countries"
In this role I managed various areas of the pay and benefits - such as the quarterly bonus process, profit share scheme, voluntary benefits programme, secondments to our different offices internationally and total reward comms. As well as managing current benefits, there was also opportunity to implement new ones and review what we were doing.

Senior Manager, Reward and Policy
Specsavers, Fareham

"In this role I manage the Reward team and look after all of our benefits across the UK and Guernsey support offices."
Reviewing total reward offering and the way we do things.

My Education
HR Management (Graduate Diploma)
Portsmouth University
More about me

I had no idea what I wanted to do when I was school so I did a business course which would offer a number of different routes.


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