Deputy Director of People and Organisational Development
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Alison is the embodiment of an excellent deputy HR director. She is: Our Mentor, Our Leader, Our Inspiration. Committed to the NHS and serving patients, Ali has built a high performing HR team which delivers services under the banner; “caring for those who care.”
A valued member of the People and Organisational Development team, Ali forms part of the senior team, which leads, collaboratively, the People and OD function.
In line with the national agenda, the Trust is involved in the Integrated Care System (ICS). Their excellent partnership working is in no small part due to Ali’s direct involvement and her leadership and guidance of key members of her team who function at ICS level.
Her caring and thoughtful approach is well respected across the organisation and both the Executive team and Board value her contribution. Ali has fostered a non-hierarchical culture through her open-door interaction which allows colleagues of all levels to freely express themselves to her.
Alison demonstrated her commitment to the role as a deputy and as a leader to her team. Her drive is being proactive in keeping staff well and in a better position to look after patients. Her team value her approach, her honesty and her authenticity in understanding the person behind the name badge.