Say hello to our Head of HR
Hi, I’m Debbie Carr and I’m the Head of HR at The Property Buying Company.
With ‘many’ years in HR I love the challenges of the job and the excitement of working for a growing company. Multi-tasked in many areas of HR, I’m able to turn my hand to most topics as and when they arrive. Rather unusually a varied sector background, but ‘HR is HR’ however you dress it up.
What experience do you have in property?
Leaving school, I worked in Forensic Science (coincidently this was based in Wetherby, just down the road – although this has now been demolished to make way for a housing estate), moving across into sales then morphing in an HR role (many moons ago).
I’ve ‘applied my skills’ in Local and Central government, Property, Engineering, International Tugboat operator, (my claim to fame is operating a tug boat in the Liverpool docks - under supervision of course), Legal sector. I’m also a qualified teacher and Coach for my sins (I hope no one finds this out).
On many occasions, I have worked as an HR Consultant on varied projects which include an international transport manufacturer, orthopaedic supplier, charity work and many others. I still get excited by learning about HR and every day in the job I’m so lucky as the experience I gain goes on and on.
What’s your role at The Property Buying Company?
Employed as Head of HR, it is quite an onerous task as the Company hadn’t employed anyone in this role previously, but I need not have worried as everyone made me feel very welcome. There’s so much to experience to impart and even more for me to learn from my colleagues and it’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a job. I love seeing people thrive and develop in their roles and I get such pleasure out of their success.
Why should customers want to deal with you (what makes you special?)
I don’t necessarily think I’m special, but I hope I am approachable enough that my ‘customers’ (aka staff) want to deal with me help them make sense out of and resolve their issues. I don’t always have the answers, but I do try to help resolve personal and work-related situations where I can.
What’s been your most challenging moment?
Climbing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on an organised trip, especially as I’m scared of heights. Climbing a redundant volcano which took over 4 hours to the top… but nearly killed me in terms of fitness. Coming second at go-karting (yes, I’ve VERY competitive – I mean, why wasn’t I first?).
What are your hobbies outside of work?
My greatest passion is scuba diving which is a hobby that has taken me all around the world and I’ve dived in some amazing places and on some incredibly wrecks, seeing a multitude of colours under the sea (also mobile phones don’t work underwater so no one can get hold of me… ah peace and quiet!). I love travelling and am determined to reach as many far-flung places as I can, whilst I can, so you can imagine my holidays are not always those which involve sitting on beaches. When in the UK I love hiking and when I get spare time, you’ll find me in the gym or reading a book.
What three words would your colleagues use to describe you?
I’m not sure, you’d better ask and if there’s no comment left here then obviously it’s not printable!
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|Your options||Average sale length||Typical cost to you|
|The Property Buying Company||2-3 weeks||£0.00|
|Other House Buying Companies||2-10 weeks||£1000|
|Property Auction||6-10 weeks||£2500-£5000|
|Online Estate Agents||16-52 weeks||£1000(upfront)-£5000|
|Estate Agents||16-52 weeks||£5000|
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