Name and role? Victoria – HR Manager, I’ve been at R.E.A.L. for two months as I started in January 2022.

What’s a typical day like for you? Our typical day depends on the needs of the school and currently mainly consists of recruitment activities, managing absences (mainly Covid management) and answering day to day queries. My typical day at the minute is working with my team to support the current activity whilst learning more about R.E.A.L, the great work that everyone does and how my department can support this.

The best part of your job? All of the people that I get to work with, there is a really friendly and supportive atmosphere here which I have felt since the very first day. Also, I love being able to see other people really enjoy their own jobs and achieve both professional and personal goals.

If you had an extra hour in the day? If I was lucky enough to have an extra hour a day it would be spent doing something outdoors that is not gardening – I am yet to successfully grow a plant from a seed without it going horribly wrong or someone taking it off my hands to rescue.

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Name and role? Harry – HR Advisor, I’ve been at R.E.A.L. since September 2020. 

What’s a typical day like for you? No day in HR is ever the same! My typical day involves wellness monitoring, supporting recruitment and responding to general HR enquiries. I also make sure to take some time to get around the office to check in with fellow employees, to see how they’re doing and if there’s anything I can do to assist.

The best part of your job? Definitely the people I work with. We have a great team and I take great pleasure in bringing more people into the business and seeing it grow. 

If you had an extra hour in the day? There are a few things I would do, I’d workout, play football or have an extra hour in bed.

Name and role?  Leanne – HR Advisor, I’ve been here since September 2020.

What’s a typical day like for you? Every day is different in HR.  We are really busy but the variety makes it exciting – you never know what each day will bring. I usually start my day checking emails, and responding to queries. I also deal with absence monitoring, flexible working requests, as well as various administration tasks ranging from issuing offer letters and contracts, to reference letters.

The best part of your job? The people I work with, we have a great team and I love establishing relationships, and being able to help others. At the end of the day our door is always open and nothing is ever too much trouble  

If you had an extra hour in the day? I’d spend it with my family.