Lucy Omidiran is the University’s HR Officer (International).
Originally from Leeds, she completed her undergraduate studies here, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1999.
She spent the next eight years working for a firm of solicitors in the city, handling family law and emergency protection work.
Lucy was HR Manager for the international staff at IITA, and was responsible for handling issues affecting expatriate employees from 49 different countries. She handled global recruitment and selection, policy development, workplace gender mainstreaming, diversity and inclusion, as well as training and development.
She also worked extensively on important issues for expatriate staff, including general reward management, the salary and benefits package, housing subsidy policy, health, welfare and insurance, home leave travel and provision for dependents, as well as ensuring and enhancing the general safety and wellbeing of staff and their families while working away from their home country.
Lucys work entailed frequent travel across sub-Saharan Africa and collaboration with a range of linked organisations and stakeholders, helping her develop a wide network of HR contacts working in the global and expatriate arena.
After almost ten years working abroad, she returned to her home town to bring her global perspective together with her knowledge and experience of working with expatriates to the University in this new position.
Tel: 0113 343 1833
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