Sam Betts – Assistant Director, Human Resources and Organisational Development
I came to work in Salford over 20 years ago straight after graduating from Salford University and never left – that’s what Salford does to you! During that time I’ve held various HR & OD roles working across the range of service directorates, schools and with partner organisations before my appointment as the Assistant Director for HR & OD in 2015.
Salford is people centred and values based which aligns with my strong personal view that organisations only exist because of people – the single most important part of any organisation are people! As a HR & OD practitioner I’ve worked across the full range of HR & OD disciplines, and lead the development and delivery of our workforce development strategies and activities to support public service reform, transformation and service redesign across the city – leading the way to make Salford a great place to work. I’m passionate about co-design with people and also naturally curious so I don’t think you should ever stop listening, learning, sharing ideas and new ways of doing things.
I love leading a creative and responsive HR & OD service and have a clear ambition for the service to be positioned as a next generation HR & OD function – developing HR & OD innovative practice at a corporate level to drive change, improvement and support the transformation of public services.
“Innovation is a team sport” which is why we’ve worked hard to develop the right culture, leadership and behaviours to support new ways of working #squads!
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