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Lindsay Sanders

Group HR Manager

A bit more about the role?

Keeping everyone in line!

Any professional qualifications?

CIPD Level 7 Human Resource Management

Why do you like your job? And Wolf?

I love the different perspectives you get to have in this job, and that it allows you to advocate for people from those perspectives.

Wolf is such a fun place to work but the team is still professional and driven to succeed. That’s a very special combination.

Before Wolf?

My first job aged 16 was as an office junior at a local solicitors. The consensus of my colleagues there was that I had too much to say for myself! They were probably right! I think I was destined for a career in HR from then on, you have to be able to speak up!

I’ve worked in training, facilities management and warehouse & distribution over the years, concentrating solely on HR for the last 20. All my standout highlights are of some of the lovely people I’ve worked with along the way. Sometimes your colleagues really can make or break a role!

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

Qualifying at the highest professional level while working full time and raising 2 children, mostly single handedly.  

How would you describe your career in three words?

Loads of fun

What is your favourite / funniest memory from your career so far?

Oh there are so many!

I was once notified of an issue at a client site which was a building society. An employee had accidentally locked themselves in a cupboard there and dialled 999 for help from the fax machine. They were eventually freed and greeted by a team of armed police and police dogs who thought there was a robbery in progress!

Tell us more about you: What do you like to do in your free time?

I’m very, very happily divorced with 2 lovely sons and a hyperactive but totally adorable miniature poodle called Maggie! Live music is my most favourite thing to do. I’m always adding new artists to my must-see list. You can really let your hair down, sing loudly along without bothering anyone and dance like nobody is watching (because they’re not).

What’s your passion?

Houseplants! I have well over 100 at home and am always growing something from tiny stems or clippings! And feminism – if everyone was a feminist the world would be a much better place!

Give a lesser known fact about yourself?

I have 15 tattoos and 15 piercings