Karen Jobbling

Head of HR
Human Resources

Karen is MCIPD qualified, and has been since 1996. She began her HR career as HR Officer at Sara Lee Household & Body Care between 1993 and 1999, before relocating to Cranfield in Bedfordshire and joining Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors as their HR Officer, where she set up the HR function. She was promoted to HR Manager in 2006 when the firm doubled in size following an acquisition.

In 2015, Karen joined Viridor Waste Management Services to gain operational and regional experience, before moving to National Locums Recruitment, where she again set up the HR function.
Karen joined Woodfines as the firm’s HR Manager in March 2017. She is experienced in all aspects of HR, training and health and safety.

More about Karen… 

What’s the most daring/scariest thing you have done?

 Scuba diving – hated not it having to wear a mask and oxygen. 

What was your first job? 

Checkout operator in a supermarket – Saturday job

Tell us something that not many people would know about you? 

 I had a lung transplant in 2012 (although I think quite a few people know this now) 

If you weren’t a lawyer or in your current profession, what would you be doing?

Probably something to do with animals