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Jabbar Sardar Name: Jabbar Sardar
Job Title: Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
Organisation: Cafcass
Career History:

Jabbar has more than 23 years experience as a HR professional, with the last 13 years working at a senior level across Leeds City Council, Education Leeds and currently with Cafcass.

During his career, Jabbar has worked with large and complex public sector organisations delivering strategic HR services.  In Leeds, Jabbar was responsible for the HR function at Education Leeds charged with delivering an outstanding service to over 300 Schools and 18,000 school based staff.  Jabbar managed a budget of £10m and a staffing compliment of 100 staff.

Currently, Jabbar is the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development with Cafcass, the biggest employer of Social Workers in the UK.  Cafcass look after the interests of 150,000 children in family courts and employ 1,900 people across nearly 60 locations across England.  In this role, he is responsible for the strategic lead on talent management, health and wellbeing, HR policy/strategy, pay, terms and conditions of employment.  During his career, Jabbar has also worked with the University of Bradford and Bradford Council.

Jabbar currently contributes to the wider HR profession by writing a regular column in a leading HR journal, as well as being asked to speak at events nationally on how good HR and People Strategies can transform organisations. 

Involved in the Social Worker of the Year Awards because….

These awards are pivotal in recognising the fantastic work social workers undertake each and every day, often under very challenging circumstances.  These awards celebrate good practice, ensure the prominent role social workers play is reflecting positively, and at the same time supporting wider recruitment and retention of social workers.

Judging category: Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker of the Year