Liesje Turner is an HR professional with 21 years of experience in the public and private sector, spanning national and international industries including engineering, oil and gas and health, police and local authority.
She joined UHMBT in May 2017 on a two-year secondment as the Assistant Director of Workforce, to enhance professional and leadership development. Her role covers three main areas:
o Inclusion and diversity – leading the Trusts inclusion work from a workforce perspective
o Staff survey – preparing for and appropriately responding to the survey , making improvements to our approach and developing better alignment between staff survey and the people strategy
o Behavioural Standards Framework (BSF) – taking forward the internally developed approach (developed by staff for staff), adopted as the Trust-wide initiative to facilitate cultural transformation journey
Her previous roles have included Equality and Inclusion Lead, Head of HR Business Partnering, Workforce Planning Lead and Expatriate Liaison Advisor.
Recent contributions to the inclusion agenda have included hosting the inaugural NHS Employers Equality Partners Alumni event; the co-ordination of a BME conference in March 2018 headlined by Yvonne Coghill OBE; the achievement of being placed 8th in the UK’s Top 50 most inclusive employers; guest speaker at the 2017/18 NHS Employers Equality Partners Programme; the co-ordination and delivery of a multi-agency conference as part of EQW 2018 which focussed on Homelessness, Dementia and Intersectionality.