Jessica Potter

HR Advisor

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

My current role is currently re-locating to Manchester and as a result I am looking for a People / Events / Organising role starting in January 2016.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Communication
  • Creative
  • Office Management
  • PA
  • Problem Solving
  • Environment
  • Project
  • Enthusiasm
  • Coordinating
  • Multitasker
  • Positivity
  • Recycling
  • Recycle
  • People Development

Work history

Currently

Co-founder

Tent Happy

Aug 2014
  • My boyfriend and I have set up Tent Happy, which we do in our spare time. We salvage abandoned tents and sleeping bags from festivals and sell the tents through our website (www.tenthappy.com) and we donate all sleeping bags to homeless charities (232 so far!). We have set everything up ourselves, from the initial concept, to delivery, problem solving, manual labour and we built the website (my boyfriend did the coding and we co-designed it). The festivals have supported us and our keen for us to help them reduce the amount of waste that ends up going to landfill. Tent Happy has taken a lot of hard work but has been really worth it knowing that we are doing something really good. The most fun aspect is the creative freedom, we've been able to brainstorm to our hearts content and it has made me really want a role that will recognise the skills and determination it has taken to successfully create and launch Tent Happy.

Currently

HR Advisor

Evalueserve

Nov 2013
  • Professional Services company with 3200+ employees, supplying data analytics and research to blue chip organisations globally. Situated ‘onsite’ in a ‘Magic Circle’ Law Firm, providing a service on behalf of the client. My responsibilities are for the 50 UK ‘onsite’ employees and to assist with looking after the 30 employees in India and the 5 in China. Recruitment, On-boarding and Leaver Process • Re-designed the recruitment strategy • Brought the average cost per hire down to the lowest it's ever been on this account • Brought the average time to hire down to 4 weeks • Full on-boarding and leaver process for UK, India and China. Redundancy / relocation / transition planning: • Currently in the middle of an office relocation / redundancy change period. • Maintaining transition costs / budgets • Recruiting 25 new hires for Manchester location Employee Relations, Performance Management, Appraisals and Salary Reviews • Maintaining productive relationships and effective communication with employees, team leads, key stakeholders and senior management through establishing professional credibility. • Supporting the HR Manager in end to end process of the appraisal cycles, performance management and redundancy Payroll, Benefits and Absence Management • Re-designed the way we record, monitor, evaluate and report on staff absences • Involved in the Pension Consultation process. Training and Development • Leading the transformation of the 6 monthly training cycles internationally. • Collaborating with the training team in India to identify appropriate training opportunities (150 training hours completed per month). • Compiling statistical data on training programmes and maintain training records accurately. Other Tasks: • Assisted with the TUPE of three employees. • Monthly reporting • Managing the company apartment • Chair of Social Committee; events for up to 70 employees

2013

Recruitment

Randstad

May 2012 - Sep 2013
  • Recruitment Consultant

2012

Internal Recruiter, Trainer and Events Co-ordinator

Aussie Farmers Direct

Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
  • Aussie Farmers direct provide residents a free home delivery service of locally owned and produced products. It was the fastest growing franchise business in Australia for the two years I worked there. • Responsible for all recruitment and training across two states and responsible for all operations; employee contracts, administration, logistics, events and managed road trips for sales reps with teams of up to 30 for up to 3 months at a time. At one point, cooking for 23 people every day for a week. • Designed and wrote training manuals and company guidelines that were used nationally. • Solely responsible for the initial set up of the new sales channel in Adelaide to establish a presence for the first time in the state. I was also flown interstate twice to Brisbane, Queensland to train the Sales Manager in improving recruitment, training and events. • Chosen by senior management to train the existing franchisees of the business. • Managed team managers and front line sales reps, of up to 60 people. • Managed events nearly every weekend, ranging from pitches in school fete’s to ‘The Good Food and Wine Show’.

Education

2014

CIPD Human Resources

London Southbank University

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
  • CIPD

2009

Commercial Photography

Arts University Bournemouth

Aug 2006 - Aug 2009
  • Foundation degree