Kevin Ventris HR Advisor
Tell us about you
Having initially started my working career in product and contract management in the travel industry, I changed careers into the HR field. I have gained a broad working knowledge of HR functionality and employment legislation practices and methodology, gained from working in a number of different multi-site environments within the private and public sectors. I am commercially focused with a pragmatic approach to providing timely and up to date HR advice, whilst building and maintaining effective partnerships with management and employees at all levels within an organisation.
I currently work part time at Aspiring HR, which accompanies my current studies in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Tell us about your role and how you can help / support
I focus on project work for our clients, such as creation of HR Policy Decks, Contracts of Employment templates and Salary Benchmarking. I also, when possible, assist our HR Business Partners and Administrator with day-to-day tactical HR work.
A day in the life of a HR Advisor
I tend to work to specific delivery deadlines for our clients, so I start my day with a review of any overnight queries that may have come in, then get my head down to ensure the agreed projects are always delivered on time and to client’s expectations.
What do you love most about your role?
I enjoy the variety of the role and being able to deliver real value to all our clients. It’s also a privilege work with such a collaborative and knowledgeable team.
What’s your greatest achievement?
Returning to academic study in my mid 30’s and obtaining a first-class honours BSc Psychology degree.
Who is your role model?
I have many different roles models, but currently I completely in awe of Rafael Nadal’s work ethic, that is his persistence and perseverance.
Whatever field you work in, if your task seems unachievable or you feel like giving up, take inspiration from Nadal. At 35 years old, after six months off following foot surgery and considering retirement, he just won his 21st grand slam (a new male record), coming back from two sets down, in a match lasting 5 hours and 24 minutes (the second longest grand slam final in history).
How do you switch off and take some time out?
My main passion in life is travel but I enjoy walking and particularly tennis, which I have followed around the world as a spectator. I also enjoy politics, reading, music and going to the theatre, concerts and cinema.