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HR Senior Team

 

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Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Indi Seehra is the Director of Human Resources at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Until May 2014, he headed up Human Resources at the University of Cambridge. He was a Fellow of the Judge Business School at Cambridge until March 2016, and is a regular speaker at international conferences. He is also the coordinator of the “SGPC/Cambridge” Scholarship, facilitating students to achieve postgraduate qualifications at the University of Cambridge.

In addition to this, Indi is also the Chair of the European Pension Scheme for all research-based organisations (RESAVER).

Indi is also the Chair of CRAC (Careers Research and Advisory Council) Pension Trustee Board. CRAC runs the international Vitae programme for Researchers. 

Indi has held a number of significant private and public sector appointments including HR Director of the Crown Prosecution Service and subsequently the National (previously known as SOCA) Crime Agency. He is an adviser to the International Bar Association's Global Employment Forum and is regularly involved in task groups looking to overcome the barriers to mobility for Researchers. He is a regular speaker on Leadership and Organisational Behaviour and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Contact Indi: 020 7849 4664, i.seehra@lse.ac.uk 

 

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Anna George - Executive Assistant to the Director of Human Resources (temporary)

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Contact: a.george3@lse.ac.uk

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Neelam Talewar - Head of People Management Transformation Programme (seconded from her substantive role as Head of HR Operations)

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Neelam Talewar is the Head of People Management Transformation Programme, a change management project which involves the procurement of a new HR and Payroll system. She has HR experience in both private and public sector organisations and is skilled in driving and implementing organisational change. She joined LSE in January 2015. She leads the HR Systems Optimisation Programme, which is designed to optimise work flow, and traditional process through the use of technology, as well as coordinating the longer term HR projects designed to improve the organisations capability in managing its people. She also manages recruitment.

Neelam has occupied various roles which have been challenging due to their importance in mitigating reputational damage for the organisation. She holds a Masters in Personnel and Development, and is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Neelam has been instrumental in delivering transformational change within key departments and has forged effective working relationships under some quite challenging circumstances to successfully deliver service improvements.

Contact Neelam: 020 7106 1311, n.talewar@lse.ac.uk

 

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Lisa Morrow - Head of HR Policy and Employee Relations 

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Lisa Morrow is the Head of Policy and Employee Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has lead HR responsibility for a number of strategic employee relations projects, as well as a range of employee engagement and staff wellbeing activities.  

Her background is in Employee Relations, having worked in this area for ten years prior to moving into Business Partnering. As a result of her experience in these areas, she has been involved in many different strands of HR activity including formal casework, Employment Tribunals, TUPE, performance management training, policy writing and recruitment. 

Lisa also holds a Masters in Human Resources Management and Employment Studies.

Contact Lisa: 020 7852 3666, l.morrow@lse.ac.uk

 

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Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Porcia Ossei is the Head of HR Partnering at the London School of Economics. Porcia joined the LSE in December 2015 and has over 15 years’ of HR experience in areas such as organisational change, HR administration and complex ER casework.

Porcia currently leads the HR Partnering team to work in partnership with departments and professional service areas to provide advice and guidance on aligning people plans with business objectives, enabling effective people management, employee relations strategies  and the application and development of HR policies.

Porcia is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

Contact details: 020 7955 7854, p.ossei@lse.ac.uk 

 

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Saima Faisal Ali - Head of HR Operations

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Saima Faisal Ali is Head of HR Operations and has 20 years of experience in HR Operations, Talent Management, Organisational Change, Employee Relations and Business Partnering.

Saima is leading HR Operations, Information and Systems, Reward and Contributions teams. Saima also has experience in budgeting and financial management, risk management and compliance, and uses a broad range of skills to analyse problems and deliver creative, value-added improvements. She facilitates leaders develop and maintain a high-performance culture through coaching and mentoring.

Saima has a Masters in Organisational Psychology from City University of London and an MBA in Human Resource Management. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and British Psychological Society Verified Assessor for Personality and Ability testing.

Contact details: 020 7955 6011, S.F.Ali@lse.ac.uk

HR Partners

HR Partners support managers and staff with HR planning and HR related issues in specific areas of the School.

Each Partner works with different areas of the School. To find out who your HR Partner is, please see our departmental allocations document on the right hand side of the page. 

 

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Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Contact details: 020 7955 7854, p.ossei@lse.ac.uk 

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Fran Hannan - HR Partner

Reports to: Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Contact details: 020 7955 6670, f.hannan@lse.ac.uk

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Sharon Dixon - Senior HR Partner

Reports to: Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Contact details: 020 7107 5205, s.l.dixon1@lse.ac.uk

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Sugirtha Damadram - HR Partner 

Reports to: Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Contact details: 020 7955 7703, s.damadram@lse.ac.uk

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Louise Dokkari - HR Partner

Reports to: Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Contact details: 020 7955 7072, l.dokkari@lse.ac.uk

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Helen Harris - HR Partner

Reports to: Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Contact details: h.harris1@lse.ac.uk

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Kwame Adomakoh - Assistant HR Partner

Reports to: Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Contact details: k.t.adomakoh@lse.ac.uk

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Solmaz Kolahi - Senior HR Adviser (IGC)

Reports to: Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Contact details: 020 7106 1139, s.kolahi@lse.ac.uk

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Beno Azebiah  - HR Partner

Reports to: Porcia Ossei - Head of HR Partnering

Contact details: b.azebiah@lse.ac.uk

 

HR Policy Team

The HR Policy Team develop and maintain the School’s HR policies alongside managing the joint committees with the School’s trade unions.  The team also undertake a range of strategic project work relating to employee engagement, employee wellbeing and general employee relations.  

 

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Lisa Morrow - Head of HR Policy and Employee Relations 

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Lisa has lead HR responsibility for a number of strategic employee relations projects, as well as a range of employee engagement and staff wellbeing activities. This includes responsibility for policy development, union negotiations, leading on the staff survey process and related activity and supporting School-wide EDI initiatives.

Contact details: 020 7852 3666, l.morrow@lse.ac.uk

 

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Raj Lakhani - Senior HR Policy Adviser

Reports to: Lisa Morrow - Head of HR Policy and Employee Relations 

Raj is responsible for developing and implementing School staffing policies and initiatives. This includes setting and reviewing the School’s talent management strategies, developing pay and remuneration policies, and updating the School’s contractual terms and conditions. Raj also oversees initiatives for staff that promote physical wellbeing.

 Contact details: 020 7852 3584, r.lakhani@lse.ac.uk

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Kieran Darling - Senior HR Policy Adviser

Reports to: Lisa Morrow - Head of HR Policy and Employee Relations 

Kieran’s role mainly focuses on the drafting, consultation, implementation and review of a wide range of policies. He also provides support throughout the year to a number of wellbeing projects and initiatives, supports with aspects of staff engagement (including Staff and Pulse Surveys), and shares responsibility with several other colleagues for keeping the HR webpages updated. 

Contact details: 020 7955 6545, K.Darling1@lse.ac.uk

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Elisabetta Viotto - HR Policy Adviser 

Reports to: Lisa Morrow - Head of HR Policy and Employee Relations

Contact: 0207 852 3659, e.viotto@lse.ac.uk

Review & Promotion Team

The Review and Promotions team supports the delivery of the following Committees and Procedures:  

Appointments Committee, Promotions Committee: (email Hr.ReviewandPromotion@lse.ac.uk)     

Visiting Appointments, Visiting Professors Standing Selection Committee:                 (Email: Hr.Visiting.Appointments@lse.ac.uk)          

 

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Nikhil Kalghatgi - HR Manager            Reports to: Andrea Sutherill - (Interim) Head of HR Operations           

Contact details: 020 7955 6367, n.kalghatgi@lse.ac.uk

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Hannah Erridge - HR Adviser   

Reports to: Nikhil Kalghatgi - HR Manager                       

Contact details: 020 7955 7296, H.Erridge@lse.ac.uk

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Huda Abdi - HR Administrator (temporary)  

Reports to: Nikhil Kalghatgi - HR Manager                       

Contact details: H.Abdi@lse.ac.uk

Reward Team

The Reward team manages the administration and delivery of the following Committees and Procedures:

Office Holders group, Contribution Pay, Research and Policy Staff Committee: (email: Hr.Reward@lse.ac.uk)                                                      

Career Development Reviews and Mentoring for Academic, Research, Policy and Education Career Track Staff: (email Hr.CDR@lse.ac.uk)                                                                                  

Annual Performance Reviews:                                (email: Hr.APR@lse.ac.uk

 

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Seema Haria - HR Manager, Reward & Contribution

Reports to: Andrea Sutherill - (Interim) Head of HR Operations

Contact details: 020 3486 2961, s.haria3@lse.ac.uk                           

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Meeta Bhatt - HR Adviser                   

Reports to: Seema Haria - HR Manager, Reward & Contribution         

Works part time on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays (until 2.00pm each day).          

Contact details: 020 7955 6943, m.bhatt@lse.ac.uk                   

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Edina Nadasdi - HR Adviser (on maternity leave)                                   

Reports to: Seema Haria - HR Manager, Reward & Contribution         

Contact details: 020 7106 1394, E.Nadasdi@lse.ac.uk  

 

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Caitlin Fitzgibbon - HR Adviser (maternity cover)                                 

Reports to: Seema Haria - HR Manager, Reward & Contribution       

Contact details: C.Fitzgibbon@lse.ac.uk

 

 

Immigration Compliance Team

The Immigration Compliance Team ensures that the School is compliant with the UK's immigration rules. It also manages the LSE’s Sponsorship Licence which enables LSE to sponsor overseas staff.

The Team provide information to managers and to new and current staff about how to demonstrate their right to work in the UK and manage the application process for sponsored visas.

The Team also provide general information on other types of UK visas and UK visitor visas.

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Sarah Pedder - HR Manager, Immigration Compliance

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Overall responsibility for Immigration Compliance

Contact details: 020 7955 6303, s.pedder@lse.ac.uk 

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Ciar McKenna-Charley - HR Adviser

Reports to: Sarah Pedder - HR Manager, Immigration Compliance

Contact details: 020 7955 6074, c.mckenna-charley@lse.ac.uk

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Gabriele Coppa  - HR Administrator

Reports to: Sarah Pedder - HR Manager, Immigration Compliance

Contact details: g.coppa@lse.ac.uk              

 

HR Operations

Contact humanresources@lse.ac.uk for general HR queries, employment references, interview/visa expenses, bank letters, statements of earnings letters, national insurance applications and set-up of staff training courses and Learn For You applications.Contact hr.admin@lse.ac.uk if you are an internal user of our services and have enquiries regarding contract variation, e-recruitment queries, annual leave calculation queries, and employees leaving the organisation. If you have a query regarding Hourly staff please contact hr.pay.hourly@lse.ac.uk.

Contact hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk if you are an external applicant and have a query regarding one of our advertised roles. 

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Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Reports to: Saima Faisal Ali - Head of HR Operations

Contact details: 020 7955 6980, l.e.hardcastle@lse.ac.uk

 

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Charley Servis - HR Administrator (Salaried)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 020 7107 5399, c.servis@lse.ac.uk 

 

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Rochelle Ferreira - HR Administrator (Salaried)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 020 7955 7885, r.ferreira2@lse.ac.uk

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Leticia Dias - HR Administrator (Salaried)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 020 3486 2944, l.o.dias@lse.ac.uk

 

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Juan Du Plessis - HR Operations Coordinator (Hourly/Casual)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 020 7107 5028, j.duplessis@lse.ac.uk

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Joseph Stannard - HR Administrator (Hourly/Casual)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 020 7107 5504, j.stannard@lse.ac.uk

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Anuradha Mahey - HR Administrator (Hourly/Casual)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 020 7955 6579, a.mahey1@lse.ac.uk

 

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Richaa Jingar - HR Receptionist (temporary)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: r.jingar@lse.ac.uk

or call the main Reception Telephone on:    020 3486 2945

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Soumi Majumdar - HR Administrator (temporary)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 
S.Majumdar2@lse.ac.uk

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Natasha Matunganire - HR Administrator (temporary)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 
R.Matunganire@lse.ac.uk

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Kerron McKnight - HR Administrator (temporary)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 
K.McKnight@lse.ac.uk

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Sandy Patel - HR Administrator (temporary)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 
S.Patel64@lse.ac.uk

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Shiny Machado - HR Administrator (temporary)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 
S.Machado1@lse.ac.uk

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Jackie Brooks - HR Administrator (temporary)

Reports to: Louise Hardcastle - HR Operations Manager

Contact details: 
J.Brooks2@lse.ac.uk

HR Advisers

Contact your HR Adviser for advice and guidance on academic recruitment matters, general recruitment matters, family friendly benefits, occupational health and sickness absence.   

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Jessica Cleary - HR Adviser

Reports to: Sharon Dixon - Senior HR Partner

Contact details: 020 7955 6217, HR.maxwell-cleary@lse.ac.uk,
j.cleary@lse.ac.uk

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Marina Holden - HR Adviser

Reports to: Sharon Dixon - Senior HR Partner

Contact details: 0207 955 6672, m.holden@lse.ac.uk

 

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Kalika Chana - HR Adviser 

Reports to: Sharon Dixon - Senior HR Partner

Contact details: k.chana@lse.ac.uk

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Cynthia Maxwell -  HR Adviser

Reports to: Sharon Dixon - Senior HR Partner

Contact details: 020 7955 2943, HR.maxwell-cleary@lse.ac.uk,
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 Chadia Jahan - HR Adviser

Reports to: Sharon Dixon - Senior HR Partner

Contact details: c.jahan@lse.ac.uk

 

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Monika Rodney - HR Adviser

Reports to: Sharon Dixon - Senior HR Partner

Contact details: 020 7955 6183, m.rodney@lse.ac.uk 

 

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Bedia Bulut - HR Adviser

Reports to: Sharon Dixon - Senior HR Partner

Contact details: b.bulut@lse.ac.uk 

 

HR Information & Systems

The HR Information & Systems team strategically coordinates the provision and maintenance of high quality management information and HR Systems, to meet both the objectives of the HR Division and the wider School.

 

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Dafydd Myddleton-Williams- HR Manager 

Reports to: Andrea Sutherill - (Interim) Head of HR Operations

Contact details: d.myddleton-williams@lse.ac.uk

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Emma Whybro - Senior HR Analyst 

Reports to: Dafydd Myddleton-Williams- HR Manager 

Contact details: 020 7955 7536, e.r.whybro@lse.ac.uk

 

 

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Schama Bhatt - HR Analyst 

Reports to: Dafydd Myddleton-Williams- HR Manager 

Contact details: s.n.bhatt@lse.ac.uk

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Anna Cavender - Senior HR Adviser (Transformation)

Reports to: Neelam Talewar - Head of People Management Transformation Programme (seconded from her substantive role as Head of HR Operations)

Contact details: A.L.Cavender@lse.ac.uk

 

 

 

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Susana Jimenez Chaparro - HR Systems Administrator 

Reports to: Dafydd Myddleton-Williams- HR Manager 

Contact details: 020 7955 7108, S.Jimenez-Chaparro@lse.ac.uk

Pensions

The Pensions Team are here to assist you with any pensions related questions.The team can be contacted at HR.Pensions@lse.ac.uk

 

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Michael Peters - HR Manager, Pension Benefits

Reports to: Indi Seehra - Director of Human Resources

Enquiries relating to pensions tax allowances, USS retirement planning and pension policy.

Contact details: 020 7106 1131, m.j.peters@lse.ac.uk

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Rhys Clarke - Senior Pensions & Payroll Administrator

Reports to: Michael Peters - HR Manager, Pension Benefits

Enquiries relating to the administration of the Schools’ pension schemes including auto-enrolment and additional contribution queries, retirement or transfer requests and general benefit enquiries.

Contact details: 020 7955 7595, r.clarke1@lse.ac.uk

Organisational Learning

The Organisational Learning team provide a full range of learning and development support for staff. 

The team designs, manages and evaluates the core training programme, Learn for You, external funding budget, Flying Start, the induction programme for Professional Services Staff and coaching support. The team also undertake a range of strategic project and bespoke work relating to learning and development. 

 

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Vacant - Head of Organisational Learning

 

 

 

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Albina Shashyna - seconded to Future Ways of Working project (November 2021 - May 2022)

Contact details: 020 7107 5292, a.shashyna@lse.ac.uk

In her substantive role, Albina is responsible for the strategic direction of the School’s management and leadership development, effective use of the apprenticeship levy and professional services (PS) career development. 

Albina works on a range of initiatives such as Communities of Practice, LSE coaching provision, Staff Voice engagement sessions, as well as the design and delivery of team building and strategic away days. Albina also supports the provision of EDI training and the development of the HR Division.

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Laura Jenkins - Organisational Learning Project Officer

Reports to: Head of Organisational Learning

Contact details: 020 7955 6949, l.jenkins@lse.ac.uk

Laura’s responsibilities include the School’s mentoring programme, project support and coordinating the Flying Start Induction.

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Amy Mamawag - HR Organisational Learning Administrator

Reports to: Head of Organisational Learning

Contact details: 020 7849 4699, a.mamawag@lse.ac.uk

Amy’s responsibilities include Learn For You, the VIP Awards, Flying Start Induction, external funding, managing the team’s inbox (HR.learning@lse.ac.uk), and administering the training programme for staff. 

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Helen Roberts - Organisational Learning Team Leader

Reports to: Head of Organisational Learning

Contact details: H.V.A.Roberts@lse.ac.uk

Helen is responsible for managing the team's operational processes for the core programme and monitoring the impact of the learning and development support provided to staff. Helen also works on a range of staff development projects, including leadership and management programmes and the People Management Toolkit. Helen also manages the Professional Services Staff Conference.

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Andrea Gayle - Organisational Learning Programme Coordinator (on secondment to this role)

Reports to: Head of Organisational Learning

Contact details: 020 7106 1313
a.gayle@lse.ac.uk

Andrea's responsibilities include the coordination of Organisational Learning programmes such as Apprenticeships and the Mentoring Scheme. Andrea also supports key Organisational Learning activities e.g PS Staff conference, HR Away days and other core activities.