Top job Jacqui Roynon, head of HR, Home Farm Trust

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. TheHome Farm Trust, a national charity for people with learning disabilities, hastaken on Jacqui Roynon as head of HR. She joins from cerebral palsy charityScope, where she worked as HR manager for six years. At Scope, she was responsiblefor develop-ing and delivering an HR strategy for five operating areas. Shealso has private sector experience from HR posts at Tesco, Cable & Wirelessand Gallileo.Whatwill be the duties in your new role?I’mresponsible for the overall organisational HR strategy for Home Farm Trust(HFT), including all aspects of resourcing, learning and reward, and health andsafety management.Whatdo you hope to achieve in your new role? HFTis in the midst of a massive change, and is undergoing major serviceredevelopment as part of its five-year strategic plan. As a member of theoperational management team, I hope to enable the organisation to develop andimplement people strategies to support these developments.Whichaspects of the job are you most looking forward to?Workingwith a group of individuals who are focused on, and dedicated to, improving thelives of people with learning disabilities.Whatis the strangest situation you have been in at work?Tobrighten up a dull training course, I was challenged to weave song lyrics fromthe Rocky Horror Show into a presentation without the tutor noticing. Isucceeded.Howdo you think the role of HR will change over the next five years?Asbasic HR systems and processes are increasingly automated and outsourced, Ibelieve the effective HR specialist of the future to be even more focused ondeveloping specific people strategies to deliver the overall business goals.Whois the ultimate guru?Thereis no one single person I would describe as the ultimate guru. I have beeninspired by a number of people in my life – mostly ordinary people in ordinarysituations, acting in extraordinary ways.Whatis your essential viewing?TheToday programme for my life at work, and Sponge Bob Square Pants for my life asa mum.Whatis the best thing about Human Resources?Thediversity and complexity of the subjects we get involved in, and the positiveimpact we can have.Andthe worst?Thedarker parts of human nature you sometimes have to deal with.Whatis the greatest risk you have ever taken?Abseilingdown a rock face in Devon.Whatis the essential tool in your job?Theability to ask the right questions at the right time and listen to the answer.Whatadvice would you give to people starting out in HR?Geta broad base of experience in different types of organisations and industrysectors before specialising.Doyou network?Yes– but I could (and should) do moreIfyou could do any job in the world, what would it be?ColinFirth’s personal assistant. Whowould play you in the film of your life and why?JulieWalters, because she is my favourite actress, and she might even be able tomake me seem cool.Roynon’sCV2003Head of HR, Home Farm Trust1997HR manager, Scope1995HR officer, Galileo1993HR officer, Mercury Communications1990Personnel planning officer, Tesco Stores Previous Article Next Article Top job Jacqui Roynon, head of HR, Home Farm TrustOn 11 Nov 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more