We are pleased to welcome Jo Bradbury to the Narrow Quay HR team. Jo joins from a multi-academy trust where she was a Senior HR Advisor, with responsibility across five secondary schools and eleven primary schools.
Jo is a qualified employment lawyer and spent the first 10 years of her career at Birmingham firm Shakespeare Martineau before deciding to opt for a change and further her career within a school in-house HR team.
“This was a wonderful opportunity to see a different perspective of the sector, develop my knowledge, and understand the challenges and pressures first hand.”
As a member of the school leadership team, Jo worked extremely closely with Headteachers to introduce and embed a new culture of raised teaching standards, supported by robust business management, and improved training and professional development for staff.
Jo’s immersion in the education sector, coupled with her background as a qualified employment lawyer, means that she is ideally placed to provide a great level of support to both our schools clients and those in the other sectors we support.
Jo is a school governor at an outstanding academy, holding the office of Chair of Governors for six years, further signifying her passion and commitment to the education sector.
Commenting on her appointment, Jo added:
“I’m thrilled to be joining Narrow Quay HR and a team whose values resonate with my own. They deliver exactly what I’d look for as a client – that magic blend of friendly and approachable, robust and pragmatic, focussed on the client’s needs, committed to understanding each distinct project’s sensitivities, a willingness to go the extra mile, and a power-house of HR expertise. I’m looking forward to being a part of that!“
Narrow Quay HR Directors Caitlin Anniss and Sarah Martin said:
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Jo to our growing team. Her experience will no doubt be invaluable to our clients!
Her enthusiasm for working closely with clients in order to deliver the best outcomes to their HR challenges aligns with our focus on really getting to know our clients and providing creative, commercial and pragmatic support.
We are sure that Jo will play a pivotal role in continuing to develop Narrow Quay HR, particularly within the school’s sector.”
Narrow Quay HR is a commercially-focused, professional HR consultancy with experience in the education sector. We are delighted to work with a range of schools providing them with professional HR support and services, from investigations and panel support, to staff consultations and staff training.