Experienced in both private and public sectors, with a strong business focus and track record of improving efficiency, business improvement and achieving financial savings through effective people and organisational solutions.
Range of experience covers generalist HR, together with specialism in organisational development and change, all within unionised environments. Strong influencer and facilitator at strategic board level, through to effective communicator, motivator and change agent at grass roots level.
From the bare bones of basic HR support, through to the meaty stuff, we provide reliable and practical advice and support covering the following:
HR strategy, policy and procedures,
Contracts and employment terms,
HR and performance management projects,
Change management and engagement,
Employee relations and employment law advice,
Discipline, grievance, absence, capability, mediation,
Appreciative Inquiry practitioner and trainer,
Coaching, mentoring and development,
Assessment centres and psychometrics,
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI),
Redundancies and outplacement support.
Director2011 - CurrentPutting the 'human' at the heart of human resources, and helping you to get the best out of your people, totallyaboutpeople ltd provides professional expertise and practical support in the fields of HR, organisational development and training. Our flexible range of solutions includes off-the-shelf products and bespoke consultancy support, on either an ad-hoc arrangement or as part of an ongoing service to your organisation. We believe we can add value to any type of organisation, large or small, including businesses and education providers, to either act as your off-site HR partner, or to complement your existing internal resources.
Lisa Fenton - Independent HR Consulting
Freelance Consultant2010 - 2011Freelance HR support to small and medium businesses, including HR policies and procedures, employee relations advice, contracts of employment and employment documentation, redundancy handling, career coaching and development.
North Wales Police
Interim HR and Change Consultant2010 - 2011Hands-on implementation support during times of transformation and restructure, including staff and union consultation and managing redundancies, redeployment, job re-design and contract variations. Also providing change management facilitation during transition, to specialist business service functions supported by newly-created shared services centre. Design and delivery of line manager briefings and resource packs relating to people-management responsibilities.
Core Business Solutions Ltd
Associate HR Consultant2011 - 2011HR and Organisational Development specialist amongst a team of professionals focussed upon the provision of expert and pragmatic advice, support and hands-on assistance to business owners. Specialising in SMEs, but providing valuable support to all types and size of business, helping you to grow and maximise your business success.
Head of Organisational Development2008 - 2010Organisational change and staff engagement lead for workforce of circa 4,000 police officers and police staff. Part of the Senior Leadership Team for the HR and Learning and Development Department, directly led a team of Organisational Development specialists, working in partnership with central project teams to drive forward significant transformation programmes across the organisation. Undertook cultural audit and programme manager for People Programme, covering multiple HR projects. Strategic board level facilitator and Appreciative Inquiry trainer.
Warrington Borough Council
Assistant Head of Human Resources2004 - 2008Responsible for HR strategy and policy development, ensuring strong alignment with overall Corporate Strategy. Specific areas of responsibility also covered recruitment and retention strategy, in-house recruitment service delivery, occupational health and wellbeing, equality and diversity, and HR management information. Led and motivated team of HR professionals, servicing multi-disciplinary and multi-site workforce in excess of 9,000 employees. Procured and managed out-sourced HR contracts, leading to significant financial savings and improved efficiency. Played key role in the joint consultative framework with recognised trade unions for all HR policies and procedures.
Clubs and Associations
Registered on the British Psychological Society Register of Competence