Cathy was appointed to the Trust in 2015, and has led on all HR issues, including the TUPE of staff from primary partners, the establishment of the TURA, the creation of HR policy in consultation with the unions, robust systems for staff appointment in the primaries, and casework across the Trust. Cathy is an Hons degree graduate from UMIST in management (2:1) and PG Dip HRM (Merit) / Associate CIPD
Cathy’s experience includes
11 years’ inf HR gained in manufacturing, housing and education.
Employee relations including absence management, disciplinarians, grievances, capabilities, including responding to employment tribunal applications.
TUPE experience – led on two successful transfers, plus assisted with others.
Significant knowledge of teaching and support staff terms and conditions of employment.
Experience in staffing restructures, salary review processes, employee consultation, staff induction processes, staff training and development
Experience of working with the unions – individual employee cases, policy consultation, formal recognition agreement, TUPE consultation.
Running a complex weekly payroll for 100 staff and implemented and rolling out a HR self-service system.
Recruitment – writing job descriptions, shortlisting, interviewing, designing selection assessments and interview questions, all recruitment administration.
Writing HR reports and policies for exec team and Board