Employee Profile Piece: Claire Wise
What do you do at Circular1 Health?
I am the People Director
What do you love about your job?
I am the first senior HR appointment for Circular1 which means I have in effect started with a blank canvas giving me so much potential and opportunity to work with the team to create a workplace that’s really special and challenges the status quo.
On top of that I work with an Executive team who see the value of that investment and support my ambition to make that a reality.
What drove you to work for the business?
The ambition and drive that everyone at Circular1 displayed to fight the pandemic head on and get the world moving again was incredibly inspiring and something I couldn’t say no to being part of.
What motivates me now is the commitment to the next stage of recovery; helping overcome some of the challenges everyone has faced from a year of isolation and coming out of this with a better awareness and understanding of everyone’s health and wellbeing.
What are your responsibilities at Circular1 Health?
I am responsible for ensuring our staff have a safe and engaging work environment and great experience as part of the Circular1 Health team. They have access to development opportunities, competitive rewards and support when things aren’t going to plan.
I lead the Circular1 Academy, and my role is to develop and ensure we have appropriate accreditation in place to be a registered training centre and to work with the team to develop new courses that underpin our own learning needs and those of the local community and our clients.
Do you have a dream for the business, what would you like to see happen?
For it to retain its ‘anything is possible if we want it to be’ culture and not become too rigid and structured.
And I would love to see us continue to grow and further support the regeneration of Cumbrian businesses and communities, having a real impact on the social demographics of the community; improving the life expectancy and social aspirations of the Cumbrian Coastline.