Meet the Team - Sita Douglas
Welcome to the twelfth in our series of team interviews. Each month, we’ll be asking a member of our team to tell us more about them and their involvement with rradar. This month, it’s time to hear about rradar station HR Advisor Sita Douglas.
How and when did you first become involved with rradar?
I joined rradar a few weeks ago after relocating to Hull to take up this fabulous opportunity.
Who/what was the biggest influence on your decision to work at rradar?
The biggest influence was the variety of work rradar could offer, as well as an opportunity to work in a more commercial/fast paced environment. Also, prior to my interview at rradar when I was researching, I was very interested in their client-centred ethos which mirrored the way I like to do business. Also, knowing what I did about the team, I also thought it would be a fabulous opportunity to work alongside some amazing talent in the legal field.
What was your first impression of the company?
Warm, friendly and professional.
What have you found to be the most surprising/challenging aspect of working for rradar?
I wouldn’t say there has been any challenge so far, but what has surprised me is the office environment. If you consider an environment that is ‘untouched’ by ‘red tape’ – this is what we’ve got going on here.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about working for rradar?
Go for it. You will be joining rradar at a very exciting time and you’ll have the opportunity to shape rradar’s growth. Feedback is encouraged. Development opportunities are fantastic due to the current period of growth. It’s not your average law firm!
How do you see rradar developing over the next five years?
I’m really excited for the future of rradar. Significant growth, even further established in the legal field, an amazing portfolio of clients.
If you weren’t working for rradar, what would you be doing instead?
I’m passionate about mental health and diversity and inclusion, so I’d likely be working in any of those areas. Or, a dog walker (but I wouldn’t want to give them back to their owners!)
How would someone describe you?
Positive, cheery, solutions-focused and always with a smile.
Surprise us with a little-known fact about you/your profession
I used to be on BBC radio, as part of the news panel!
What inspires you that you think other people should know?
The smallest gesture can make the world of difference for someone.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
I love music, gigs, bands – anything music. Also – being outdoors so you’ll often find me having a jog through the woods or trekking. I also run a mental health support group with almost 300 members!
You’re on a desert island and you can take one album, one book and one film with you. What do you take?
I’m a muso so this is a very difficult question to answer. I would probably choose ‘Unknown Pleasures’ Joy Division as, as well as being a favourite album, it’s so symbolic of many things I love and care about including home (the North West!). Film – can I have every episode of The Walking Dead? Book would probably be The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.