Rachel Davine – HR and Compliance Manager
What made you join WA? I originally only joined WA on a temporary basis. That was nearly three years ago now! I decided to become a permanent member of the HR & Business Support team within a few months because I loved the ethos of the company, my colleagues, and the role. In February 2020, I took a more active role in compliance as I began to manage the administrative aspect of IR35. Being given the autonomy to manage my own area of the HR & Business Support function is something I have really enjoyed. As I took on more responsibility managing other HR projects, my role expanded, and I was promoted to HR & Compliance Manager. During my time at WA I have had the opportunity to develop and grow, which I really appreciate.
Have you been involved in education or training? I have recently completed my Level 5 CIPD Diploma in HR Management which has been invaluable as I have embarked upon my new role. WA also provide many opportunities for me to continue my professional development. For example, recently Faye Dawes and I attended an ACAS mock tribunal event, and we will be attending the CIPD National Conference. As I am a salaried member of staff, WA reimburses the cost of one professional institution subscription per year to a maximum of £400. I am an Associate Member of the CIPD, so I use this to renew my yearly membership, which gives me access to a wealth of resources for my continued professional development.
What are the best aspects of working for WA? Despite being a large company, WA has managed to maintain a family culture where the people are at the heart of everything they do. The Senior Leadership Team are down to earth and approachable, and that ethos runs through the whole organisation.
Why would you recommend working for WA? WA is a lovely place to work! The company invests in its people and makes staff wellbeing a priority.