Summary

Highly effective Human Resources and Organisational Development professional, Chartered MCIPD, with over 20 years' experience. Professional, practical and avoiding jargon wherever possible, I enjoy working closely with clients to ensure the best solution for them.

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.

Expertise


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.

Experience

  • Totallyaboutpeople Ltd

    Director
    2011 - Current
    Putting 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 Consultant
    2010 - 2011
    Freelance 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 Consultant
    2010 - 2011
    Hands-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 Consultant
    2011 - 2011
    HR 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.
  • Cheshire Constabulary

    Head of Organisational Development
    2008 - 2010
    Organisational 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 Resources
    2004 - 2008
    Responsible 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.

Qualifications

Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management Levels A and B Psychometric Testing Qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner

Clubs and Associations

Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Registered on the British Psychological Society Register of Competence

Interests and Hobbies

My family, my dogs, the seaside, nice and naughty food, avid Take That fan

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