Lucy Woodward, the Group’s Employee Wellbeing and Retention Manager, awarded at HR Excellence Awards
United Learning’s Employee Wellbeing and Retention Manager Lucy Woodward has been named ‘Future HR Leader’ at the national HR Excellence Awards this week.
The awards are an annual celebration hosted by HR Magazine to celebrate the people behind innovative and strategic HR. Over 600 HR professionals from across the country, representing a broad range of sectors and industries, attended this year’s ceremony on 26 June at The Hilton Park Lane in London.
Lucy was nominated for her role in developing the HR team’s strategy towards recruitment and retention, rewards and wellbeing across the Group – all critical towards ensuring our schools’ success. Having joined United Learning in 2010 as an HR Administrator at Salford City Academy, she has quickly earned promotion through her aptitude and drive to the Group’s central team.
Now an HR Project Lead, she has led on a range of innovations including developing the Group’s wellbeing programme, creative approaches to teacher recruitment and a new employee benefits package.
Mandy Coalter, United Learning’s Director of People, who was also nominated in the awards for HR Director of the Year, said:
“Lucy personifies the commitment, enthusiasm and talent of our HR Team and has driven out strategy forward significantly in recruitment and retention. With often challenging workloads and pressure on school staff to ensure the best standards for students, Lucy’s work on our wellbeing programme has been particularly vital. This award is deserved recognition for her achievements to date and, as Future HR Leader, a sign of far more to come.”
Also nominated was United Learning’s Learning and Development Advisor Sarah Beal, in the Future HR Leader category. The Group was also named in shortlist for the Employee Health and Wellbeing award category.