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University of Bath

Tamsin Willis-Stovold HR Deputy Director (Leadership)

Member of the University of Bath internal coaching network.


Tamsin has worked within HR for several years, her specialist expertise is talent and resourcing. Tamsin now supports the Vice-Chancellor. Prior to working in HR, Tamsin wrote careers information and guidance materials for a publishing company. She really enjoys working with individuals and teams to help them to develop.

Tamsin is a qualified coach (ILM Level 5) and has also completed a specialist post-qualification training to coach outside, using nature as a co-facilitator. Tamsin has experience of coaching both within the University and externally. Her style has been described as quiet but effective, and she enjoys using creative methods to help individuals find their answers and works hard to keep her skills up to date, learning from the latest developments in the field.


Particular areas of interest related to coaching:

  • relationships and communication challenges
  • building confidence
  • making career choices


Tamsin's role as Head of Executive Operations is to support the Vice-Chancellor with the philosophy, structures and mode of operation for the senior leadership team. Her background in HR means she often draws on a number of different skills − strategic planning, facilitating, leadership development, expert advisor or critical friend. Her particular area of expertise is talent and resourcing.

Tamsin has worked in HR for nine years. She started her working life as a project manager for The National Trust, before moving into publishing. She has written and edited a number of books on careers, advice and guidance. She started her HR career in a learning and development role where she first started working with individuals on their development – which she has been passionate about ever since. Tamsin is passionate about recognising and developing individuals’ talents and particularly enjoy helping people develop their leadership skills.


Tamsin completed her ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring in 2019. She has a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Development from The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to this, she completed an MSc in Social Research Methods at The University of Bath and a Degree in Sociology.

  • ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring
  • Regular CPD sessions with Sharon Charlton-Thomson, Leadership Coaching