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HR Officer

Post Graduate Diploma in HR and Development (MCIPD qualified)

David’s main focus is looking after JBA’s people. David is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, having graduated in 1998, and he also possesses very diverse, hands-on HR experience.

David commenced his HR career working within the corporate environment, initially in graduate recruitment for BT (British Telecom). Following this, David undertook a spell of interim assignments within public and private sector environments to broaden his generalist HR skills and gain a better understanding of HR management practices.

Latterly, David has worked extensively with SME organisations, where his practical HR skills and commercial acumen are tested and used to the full.

Outside of work David lives in a tiny Suffolk Hamlet where he’s spent the last few years updating and renovating the family home. He also enjoys gardening and walking his rescued (lurcher) dog, ‘Jack’.

In 2017, in aid of the ‘Make A Wish foundation’, David completed the Norwich 10K, and to this day, keeps up some running (each week), although not to the same extent as the prep for his 10K!