Director of HR and Recruitment

Denise started her career in HR, supporting schools in Wakefield with WMDC prior to becoming a HR Business Partner supporting Headteachers for Education Leeds and Leeds City Council. It was in this role that she first worked with the Rodillian Academy.

Denise was appointed as the Director of HR with the Rodillian Academy in 2013, and when the Multi Academy Trust was formed she joined the central team to lead HR across the Trust.

Denise is also a trained Designated Lead Child Protection Officer, a certified trainer for Safer Recruitment, and a member of the national organisation CAPE (Child Protection in Education).

Denise aims to ensure that as the RMAT expands it becomes a lead employer, in which employees feel valued and inspired to be a part of. She is also committed to ensuring that human resources across the Trust provide the best outcomes for children and young people.