A Warm Hansel Welcome to Ali Mundell.

Last updated: 12.55pm, Wednesday 10th April 2013 by

Ali joined us as HR Manager at the beginning of last week. She comes to Hansel with 13 years HR experience, in the private sector and, for the last 8 years, with the Police Service. Ali said, "I am delighted to be here and look forward to the challenge and privilege of working at Hansel".

Before she took up her new past Ali visited a couple of times and met with her team and other key central services staff so she was quite comfortable to be thrown in at the deep end with a Board meeting on her first day! (Ali is pictured above with some of our Non-Executive Directors: Tom McClements, Alan Gillespie, Chair of Hansel Foundation, and Derrick MacAllister, Chair of Hansel Alliance.)

She also attended the recent Staff Awards Ceremony so has a good idea of the strengths of our staff team. Not that her appointment will be without challenges: the personalisation agenda raises HR issues, as does the public sector pay constraints and pension issues - to name just a few.

Further developing staff engagement will also be high on the agenda. We achieved 57th place in the Sunday Times Top 100 Not for Profit Companies this year, a massive 30 places higher than in 2012. But we want to do even better next year - we aim to be the employer of choice in social care in Ayrshire.

So welcome aboard Ali.