London Metropolitan University launches first People Strategy

Strategy will ensure that London Met staff can thrive to enable them to develop in their own careers and provide the best possible experience for the University’s students.

Date: 22 June 2023

London Metropolitan University has launched its first ever 'People Strategy', an overarching plan focused on making a significant positive impact on the experiences of staff. 

The strategy, which will run through to 2030, outlines five priority areas designed to enable and empower London Met Staff to reach their potential within a safe and inclusive environment. The focus of these areas will be to support mental and physical wellbeing, while fostering an environment that encourages confidence, ambition, and pride across the institution.  

The priority areas include: 

  1. Health and Wellbeing 
  2. Inclusive Culture, Behaviour, and Values 
  3. Attracting and Growing Talent 
  4. Enabling Talent and Excellent Performance 
  5. Reward and Recognition. 

In her introduction to the strategy, London Met’s Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Lynn Dobbs, said, "This strategy symbolises our sustained commitment to nurturing a thriving, supportive community that values ambition, pride, wellbeing, and inclusivity. It marks the next phase of our journey towards creating an environment where everyone feels valued, encouraged, supported, and empowered." 

Each of the five pillars of the strategy will be supported by a detailed action plan. This plan will adapt over time, with progress carefully evaluated to ensure that these priorities align with our broader organisational strategy. 

The strategy has been shaped by, and will evolve alongside, our strategic plan and feedback from our community. The insights and opinions of our staff have been instrumental in the development of this strategy. 

Chloe Milano, Executive Director of People at London Met, commented, "Our dedicated staff are central to all we do. Effectively implementing our strategy will naturally enhance support for our students and all those who interact with our community. As part of London Met's community, we all have a role to play in delivering and promoting an inclusive culture. We aspire for our staff and students to thrive at London Met, to recommend it as a place to study and work, and to contribute to the success of our city." 

Visit our People Strategy web pages to find out more.