Sandie Godfrey

CIPD

HR Manager

Human Resources

I joined Ellacotts as the HR Manager in June 2017, after having previously gained a full range of generalist HR skills working within various organisations across the manufacturing, motorsport, sales and, most recently, legal, industries.

I am an experienced HR professional who is both commercially astute and employee focused and an individual who loves working with people to help improve the culture and environment of the business at all levels.

Within my role, I manage – and work closely with – the firm’s HR Advisor to ensure that all elements of the HR department are running seamlessly, as well as keeping in contact with the firm’s Partners on all business matters pointing towards the HR department. There are many elements and factors that my role compromises of, which means that no two days are the same, but you may find me carrying out the recruitment of key managerial roles, writing policies and procedures that are in-keeping with new governmental laws and updates made and reviewing appraisals and striving to make improvements to the firm based on the feedback given, wherever possible to do so. In addition, I also carry out strategic HR tasks, such as looking at – and reviewing – budgets, working on various elements of the business plan, developing the firm’s core values and people development… all whilst enjoying a good cup of tea!

There is a great team of individuals at Ellacotts, all of whom believe in – and value – the importance of teamwork in order to get the job done to the best possible standards. This type of work ethic is wonderful to see in both an office environment and out of office environment at one of the many social events held by the firm, which each encourage the development of a supportive and cohesive team whilst simultaneously having fun with our colleagues. Ellacotts is also a great place to work because it provides not only the team at the firm, but myself, with an excellent work life balance… and being only 3 miles away from home is a bonus!

I am a single parent of three teenage daughters meaning I am regularly a taxi service! When I find time, I enjoy eating out and regularly attend Zumba classes, which all depends on how often I have eaten out!

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