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Sandra Bonney   BA (Hons)

Miss Sandra Bonney

(she / they)

BA (Hons)

Deputy School Manager

School of Social Sciences

+44 29208 74520
Glamorgan Building, Floor 1st , Room 1.28, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA
Welsh speaking


My team and I are here to ensure that everyone’s work life runs as smoothly as possible. We take care of all the things that need to happen from day-to-day or week-to-week, that, when all is well, go unnoticed! I am responsible to the School Manager and deputise for her as the need arises.

The main areas that we support as a team are:

§  Reception and Building Support – the Grade 1 listed Glamorgan Building hosts a large number of internal and external events and the Reception team support all users to ensure that client requirements are met

§  Events Management – A full programme of both internal and external events ranging from seminars for staff and students to major international conferences – largest of these to-date was the European Criminological Conference 2017 (1300 delegates)

§  Space management – responsible for ensuring that space is allocated and utilised appropriately across the four buildings the School currently occupies

§  Technical and IT services – Ensuring that all staff technical needs are met 

§  Human Resources (currently 273 members of staff, across 4 different career pathways) – includes preparation of job descriptions, appointment processes, induction, probation, appraisal, asylum and immigration checking, sickness absence monitoring and training and development as well as providing both HR advice and pastoral support as required. 

§  Health and Safety – Co-ordination of Health, Safety and Environment policies and practices within the School e.g. first aider and fire warden training, risk assessment procedures, PAT testing


2019 -                   Deputy School Manager, School of Social Sciences

2015 – 2019        Infrastructure and Services Team Manager, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

2003 – 2016        Executive Officer/Project Officer, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

1992 - 2003         Research Secretary/PA; School Secretary; Departmental/Senior Secretary, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

1990 - 1992         Secretary to Project Office/Purchasing Robert Bosch Ltd, Miskin

1988 - 1990         Documentation Specialist, WIS Computer Systems Ltd

1984 - 1988         Various  secretarial/PA positions 

Honours and awards

  • BA (Hons) 2:2 Literature
  • Diploma in Literature
  • Polytechnic Diploma in Languages and Secretarial Studies (French and German);


  • Educational administration, management and leadership
  • Human resources management
  • Data management