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
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.
Interests: 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?
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?
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!)