Paula joined the College in July 2015 and leads the College’s people strategies both for day-to-day human resources services as well as the College’s strategy for developing and supporting colleagues’ continuous professional development. Paula also leads the College’s approaches to employee engagement and development as well as the relationships with recognised Trade Unions. Paula works collaboratively with Bristol Learning City as part of the recruitment and retention group, and also networks actively with other local FE Colleges.
Paula joined City of Bristol College from Yeovil College in Somerset where she held a similar post for 13 years. Paula worked in the private sector prior to this, cutting her HR teeth across a number of national retailers. Paula is a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, following completion of a post graduate diploma gained at the University of the West of England.