20 Questions: who is this little jobseeker?

Reflecting our focus on careers in this issue of the Chronicle, we caught up with our new Recruitment Partner Sally Lucas to ask some searching, personal questions.

Name: Sally Lucas

Age: 40

Job title and brief description of role: HR Recruitment Partner. This is a new post for Colten Care which involves managing the end-to-end recruitment and selection processes.

Career history: I’ve spent 15 years in recruitment, 13 of those at Ageas Retail where I recruited people for various operational and support roles. They included high-volume, fast-paced call centre jobs as well as specialist roles including marketing, IT, compliance and risk management. I also ran dedicated assessment centres for managers. As I’ve worked in multi-media campaign management and advertising, I feel I can bring lots of experience and expertise to Colten Care.

sally2Interests: I love recruitment…I enjoy the buzz, the pace and the satisfaction of recruiting the right people into the right roles at the right time and seeing them flourish.


Q: Who was your first childhood hero?
A: ……Henry 8th and Anne Boleyn – I went to Hampton Court aged 10 and have loved the Tudors ever since.

Q: What would be your ideal holiday?
A: …..Rio de Janero to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue

Q: What are you superstitious about?
A: …..I’m not.

Q: Who would you most like to be trapped in a lift with?
A: ……Oooo, David Beckham, he is lovely and I’d get great footie tips for the kids

Q: Who do you most admire?
A:……My Nan.  She is the matriarch of our family and puts her family first in all things

Q: What car do you drive?
A: …..Ford Focus

Q: What makes you angry?
A: …..When things aren’t fair. And bad drivers!

Q: What is your favourite smell?
A: ……Sea air, cut grass…the great outdoors!

Q: Cats or dogs?
A: ……Dogs (I have a lurcher called Indie)

Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
A: …..Snooze the alarm at least 4 times

Q: What is your earliest memory?
A: …….Thinking snow was cotton wool, taking my wellies off and standing in it with bare feet  (I cried)!

Q: Which TV/radio programme do you try never to miss?
A:……I like American serial shows like Dexter and Breaking Bad

Q: What is the best thing about your role?
A: ……The buzz, the variety and building relationships internally and externally

Q: …And what is the worst?
A: ……Not enough hours in the day

Q: What would be your desert island luxury?
A: …….Mascara (I have to have eyes!)

Q: What do you wish you were good at?
A: ……..Singing

Q: What has been the crowning moment in your life to date?
A: …..My two kids, Shea, 10 and Anya, 8 – they are amazing

Q: What is your favourite meal?
A: …..Indian

Q: What would be your dream job?
A: …..Presenting a travel show on TV

Q: If you could bring something extinct back to life what would it be?
A: ……T-Rex (I’ve always had a fascination for dinosaurs!)

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