Melanie Adams

HR Director

Melanie Adams has been Human Resources Director at Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust since February 2008. In addition to her main role, she is also responsible for staff wellbeing and the Trust People Strategy. Melanie’s previous role was Strategic Human Resources Manager for Education and Children’s Services. 

Throughout her career, Melanie has made several significant achievements, including being a member of the Shireland Collegiate Academy Senior Leadership Team during two outstanding Ofsted inspections. Additionally, when DBS checks were launched, she led a program to undertake DBS checks for everyone employed in schools across the whole local authority, with the BBC broadcasting live from their office to cover the story. Melanie has also built a successful traded HR service that provides advice and support to 40 schools outside of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust. 

Melanie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an accredited trainer for Safer Recruitment in Education. 

Melanie believes that her role contributes to the overall mission and vision of the Trust by leading the People Strategy. This strategy ensures that the Trust is an employer of choice, with a culture, policies, and procedures that set high expectations, provide a stimulating and rewarding environment for its people, and give a competitive advantage for the Trust. 

When she is not working, Melanie follows Leicester Tigers Rugby Club as a season ticket holder and enjoys walking her two dogs. She also has a passion for travel and has a long list of places she wants to visit.