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Laura Bevan - Associate Director for Human Resources

Hello, my name is Laura Bevan and I am the Associate Director for Human Resources at West Herts where I've worked since 2002.

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“West Herts is a fantastic place to build your career. The work is interesting and varied, we have a great team and there's a real focus on continuous learning and progression.”

I started my career here at West Herts as an HR Adviser providing maternity cover. I was lucky that the role became permanent and I've since had support and encouragement to move up the ladder to the position I'm in now.

I've had some great opportunities to develop my professional qualifications and leadership skills. The Trust funded my Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) qualifications and allowed me time off to study. I've also had the benefit of being part of an Aspiring Leader's programme, which included mentoring and coaching, as well as our Leading for Excellence programme in which 140 of our leaders are taking part.

What's unique about our hospitals is the strong sense of community, particularly within teams. We're all working to a common goal of improving patient care. People are supportive and friendly; we step in and help each other out whenever we need to. Many of our staff live locally, so we have a real personal interest in making sure we deliver the best possible care.

There's also a real drive to make our hospitals an even better place to work. Our new 'Listening into Action' approach is enabling staff to both identify and lead changes which will benefit everyone using and working at our hospitals. Staff are supported to work flexibly too. I work part time which meets my work-life balance needs while still retaining a senior role in the organisation.

There's a huge amount of opportunity to make a difference here at West Herts. If you’re prepared to give it your all, you will be supported to grow and develop.

Come and work with us.

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