Mandy joined United Learning in November 2012 having previously worked in local government, health, the voluntary sector and with schools. United Learning is one of the largest charities in the UK, running nearly 60 schools across state and independent sectors.
Since joining United Learning, Coalter has developed a 5 Year People Strategy, taking forward key priorities such as managing growth, developing leaders, talent management, employee engagement, wellbeing, recruitment and new approaches to pay and performance management.
United Learning won the HR Excellence Award for Employee Engagement in 2016. Coalter and her team also won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ‘HR Team of the Year’ in the Public/Third Sector in 2016. HR magazine listed Coalter in the ‘HR Most Influential in the not for profit sector’ category in both 2015 and 2016.
In 2016, Coalter has been a trustee/director for the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust. She is also an Independent member of the University of Sheffield HR Committee. From 2012 to 2016, she was an independent member of the regional appointments committee for The National Trust in the Midlands region.
She is a graduate in Law, a fellow of the CIPD and is a trained executive coach (ILM7).