Sarah is the Executive Director of HR at the University of Hull and has responsibility for providing strategic leadership of the University’s People agenda. The University of Hull has enjoyed recent success despite the impact of Covid rising 19 places in the 2022 Guardian University Rankings, moving up to 53rd in the table from 72nd last year.
An experienced senior HR professional, she has successfully transitioned to the higher education sector after 15 years in Policing. For the last 4 years, at Humberside Police, Sarah designed and implemented a People Strategy which supported the force becoming the most improved in England and Wales as it rose from the bottom to 3rd out of 43 in the country for personal morale, and became award winning in 2019 and 2020 for the delivery of a holistic Health and Wellbeing agenda. Sarah played a key role in influencing the national HR agenda for policing as a member of the CIPD policing executive.
With a keen passion for development of others, Sarah mentors young women, helping to raise aspiration and achieve their potential. Until recently, after 12 years in the role, Sarah was Chair of Governors for two ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED rated schools.
Real. At. Work.
The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Sessions
Real. At. Work. The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Sessions will bring together experts, leading employers and advocates from different sectors of the UK economy to discuss, challenge and shine a light on the significant challenges faced by the workforce of today.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Awards recognising & championing Britain's workplace wellbeing heroes
Launched in partnership by the founders of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and industry experts and Great British Entrepreneur alumni brand Wellity Workplace Wellbeing, this programme shines a spotlight on those positively changing the lives of the Great British workforce. These awards have been launched to recognise and champion the incredible steps taken by many employers, service providers and individuals in response to our global wellbeing crisis.
This year's shortlist included:
Workplace Wellbeing Matters