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Mandy Coalter, Director of people, United Learning


Coalter has previously worked in senior HR roles in local government, the NHS, the voluntary sector and with schools

Since 2012 she has been director of people at United Learning responsible for HR, talent management, leadership development, marketing and communications.

United Learning is one of the largest schools groups in the UK, running 60 state and independent schools. Coalter has built the group reputation as an employer, taking forward key priorities such as developing leaders, talent management, employee engagement, wellbeing, recruitment, pay, and performance management.

She is also a very experienced board director and advisor on aspects of corporate governance.

The United Learning HR team won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ‘HR Team of the Year’ in 2016. HR magazine listed Coalter in the top 40 HR Most Influential Practitioners in 2017 and she was shortlisted for the HR Excellence Awards ‘HR Director of the Year’ in 2018.

She is a working mum and is proud to be able to work flexibly to accommodate life and career. She is a passionate advocate of the benefits of flexible working for schools, business and employees.