Professional Summary - Jenny Harris

Jenny has over 25 years business and project management experience across the Financial Services industry in a wide range of disciplines. Her strengths lie in her speed of learning, her communication skills and her professional approach to her role.

Following successful Marketing & Project Management roles, her recent focus has been in staff development and training. She has created frameworks for skills and career development for 100 people in the Change and IT departments within Aviva Healthcare. This included setting up and delivering coaching schemes, training programmes and secondment opportunities to build experience. She has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and is able to liaise effectively at all levels within the client organisation. She has line managed a number of individuals and teams motivating them to perform to a high standard.

Jenny's most recent assignment has been as Professional Development Manager within the Change Function for Aviva Healthcare in Eastleigh (formerly Norwich Union Healthcare) Specifically, her responsibilities included the following

  • Creating a strategic development framework
  • Support recruitment to fill skills and knowledge gaps
  • Manage the career and development processes
  • Ensure all individuals have personal development plans
  • Develop & coach staff in effective people management
  • Produce a budget for development activities
  • Oversee the implementation of the training programme
  • Develop & implement succession plans for all managers

Jenny has a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wales and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. She taught Economics and Mathematics before joining the Financial Services Industry. Jenny is a fully qualified and active helicopter pilot. She currently volunteers at Harold Hillier Arboretum in Hampshire to pursue her long term interest in Horticulture. She gained the RHS Advanced Certificate in Horticulture from Sparsholt College in 2008.

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