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Freelance Human Resources Professional - Freelance Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

Freelance Human Resource (HR) professional. Experienced in HR support to small and large businesses, organisational change & rationalisation (restructures, redundancy, change management). HR policies, procedures, processes, documents, job evaluation, Transfer of Undertakings "TUPE", recruitment and psychometric testing, pay and rewards systems, Line Manager HR Skills Training. Prince2 Project Manager.

Rating:5 out of 5 (3 reviews)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£58.82 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£470.59 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:247097
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26 February 2009: Helen worked for BBIS initially in an Interim capacity and then in a permanent role as our HR Project Manager. She made amjor contribution to assisting our HR transformation programme. I would recommend her to any company who needs an HR Business Partner/ Project Manager

26 February 2009: An extremely professional, competent and intuitive indvidual whom I would recommend to any client unreservedly.

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

A qualified HR practitioner with broad generalist HR background working as a freelance HR consultant and interim HR Manager & HR Project Manager. Competent HR Manager with experienced in small, medium & large scale HR Projects and Programmes. Mix of Private and Public Sector experience. Experience of working in start ups and through significant change programmes. Working with small businesses. Generalist background including HR projects, HR policy, procedure and process development including outsourcing of services, restructuring and organisational change / redundancy programmes, TUPE, recruitment and selection (inc Occupational Testing), Pay & Rewards, HR Administration, Job Evaluation, competency development and HR Training packages.



 Change Management
 Transfer of Undertakings “TUPE”
 Business Transition / Transformation
 Organisational Resourcing including Restructuring and redundancy processes
 HR SME on bids and tenders
 Performance Management systems
 Job evaluation and reward (Hay, NJC, in-House)
 Employee Case work
 Recruitment and Selection
 HR Business Partnering including working within business units as HR specialist


 Evaluation of current practices / organisational needs
 Designing HR Skills Training for line management and HR teams in various HR areas
 Delivery of wide range of HR and leadership training programmes to leadership and HR communities
 Coaching and mentoring line management in successful people management


 Project Management of diverse large, medium and small scale HR projects and HR workstreams of Business Transition and Rationalisation programmes including use of PRINCE2
 HR Transformation
 Project Management methods tailored to client and project requirements
 Identification of risks and clearly defined project objectives
 Engagement and communication with key stakeholders


 Start-up and established employers
 Identifying & delivering re-engineered HR process solutions to reflect organisational fit
 Formulation of policies, procedures, processes and HR documentation

Employment History

(Jun 2010 & ongoing)

HR Consultant


Reporting to the MD, generalist HR on Contract-win project and business start-up

 Successful completion of Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
 Setting up HR functions for business including HR policies & procedures

(Apr 2009 to Jan 2011)

HR Consultant

Scoping and advising on Equal Pay Audit process for various Fire and Rescue Services.

(May 2010 to Dec 2010)

HR Lead

UK and abroad

Various HR projects in UK and abroad for Serco’s businesses;

 Design and delivery of bespoke management training on Performance Management, Capability & Disciplining
of employees & ensure it gained buy-in & was implemented into various business divisions in UK and abroad
 HR input into bids and tenders including TUPE advice and bid writing
 Review of Graduate Development Scheme and recommendations for new scheme

(Mar 2010 to Oct 2010)

HR Consultant

Working as the HR specialist within a large joint venture bid team including Competitive Dialogue.

 Subject Matter Expert for bid team on Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
 Bid writing including HR, TUPE, Implementation and Change Management submissions
 Customer dialogue visits

(Feb 2010 to Mar 2010)

HR Consultant

Nr Salisbury

Working with senior leadership teams of Serco and customer role to identify and embed change required in organisation to achieve cost reduction and improved service delivery. Achieved through management of HR issues of future outsourcing opportunities, customer relationship management and strategic partnership development.

 Coaching of senior management
 Mediation at leadership level to create productive working relationships
 Business Development proposal HR input including TUPE

(Aug 2009 to Dec 2009)

HR Business Partner

Nr Salisbury

Interim role as member of senior management team within Infrastructure Directorate, acting as HR Business Partner on a contract basis. Acted as mentor to other HR Business Partners.

 Building appetite for Strategic HR within directorate
 Leading on establishing teamworking and cross functional co-operation improvements
 Leading managers through complex discipline, grievance, capability and absence management casework
 HR Skills Training Workshops on Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)

(Jun 2009 to Aug 2009)

Interim HR Manager

Nr Andover

Reporting to the Principal, role was to successfully manage the TUPE transfer of staff from legacy local authority school to independent sector, recruit staff and set up a new HR Function.

 Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) including consultation and due diligence
 High volume recruitment campaign
 Setting up HR Function including put HR systems and processes in place and devised HR policy

(Nov 2008 to Apr 2009)

HR Consultant

Nr Salisbury

Reporting initially to the Senior HRBP and latterly to the HR Director, interim role within a business unit working in a Business Partner format focussing on the Project Management of number of HR projects including business transition - site closure/redundancy, delivery of HR Skills Training and advice to and coaching of line managers and, including:

 Scoping and project management of HR workstream of business transition / transformation
 Designing and delivering Line Management During Change Workshops to middle management
 Designing and delivering ‘Managing Performance’ workshops to supervisor and line management community
 Leading on a number of tricky disciplinary and capability issues

(Oct 2008 to Nov 2008)

Consultant Assessor

Consultant Assessor in Assessment Centres nationwide for organisational restructure / redundancy programme of c.600 employees; including selecting candidates for new structure

 Running of assessment centres including role plays and team activities
 Training new assessors in competency based interviewing and role play exercises

(Sep 2008 to Oct 2008)

HR Consultant-


Working with the Managing Director to audit current HR systems and processes and put in place new policies, procedures, processes and Employee Handbook.

 Designing and implementing new HR policy and procedures
 Designing and delivering briefings for senior managers in HR new procedures

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
Prince 2 Project Management Methodology Foundation and Practitoner Level examinations. Registered Prince2 practitioner
Registered as Occupational Tester with British Psychological Society - Certificates in Occupational Testing Levels A & B


(Oct 1994 to Oct 1998)

University of Bristol

BA (Hons) 2:1 in History
Master of Arts in History

April 2007 -October 2008
HR Project Manager - Balfour Beatty Group, Basingstoke []

Reporting to the HR Director to develop & deliver various functional HR projects, initiatives & business improvements including ‘Work Processes and Service Delivery Improvement’ as part of HR Transformation programme and Role Profiling Project.

 Champion of HR Transformation / Transition to Business Partnering Model
 Reviewing & redesigning HR policies, procedures, processes, documentation, HR intranet & Contracts of Employment.
 Roll out of role profiling within business including job descriptions, competency frameworks, communications and appeals
 Leading training sessions to facilitate move towards devolvement of key HR activities to line management and improvements in HR activity.

May – August 2007
HR Consultant – Penske Logistics, Southampton[]

Working to the UK HR Manager, involved setting up all HR policies, procedures, documentation and line management training resources for TUPE workforce:

 Creating all HR procedures, processes and documentation
 Designing and implementing an Employee Handbook and Managers HR Manual

June – July 2007 HR Consultant – East Sussex Fire & Rescue – Eastbourne []
Working jointly to the Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Director of Personnel Services acted as an independent consultant on the Service’s ‘Rank to Role Assimilation’ and Job Evaluation projects:

 Training for HR team and panels on job evaluation
 Acting as Chair to Panels
 Formulating communications strategy

HR Project Manager Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service – Eastleigh - February 2005 to April 2007

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Fire Officer, member of senior HR team for various medium and large scale strategic HR and OD /change management projects.

Achievements include:

 HR Project Management of cultural change and OD programmes including management reviews and restructures, Rank-to-Role Assimilation and transition, Pay and Rewards Review / Equal Pay Audit
 HR Strategy and policy development, Trade Union Consultation
 Job Evaluation and communications
 HR skills training in job evaluation, managing performance and pay and reward

HR Manager Group 4 Securicor plc– Swindon - May 2004 to January 2005

Reporting to the Head of HR, worked on merger and acquisition of Group 4 and Securicor and generalist HR support to 4 business units in up-skilling managers in people management practices

Achievements include:

 Leading restructure and redundancy programmes for Head Office functions
 Designing and rolling out a ‘Managers HR Toolkit’ including policies, letters and processes
 Advising leaders on Employee Relations case work
 Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
 Coaching and mentoring of line managers on tricky ER cases

HR Advisor Landmarc Support Services Limited (Joint Venture Company of Interservefm)- Salisbury, July 03 to May 04 direct employee, Jan – July 2003 Secondment from Interserve (see below)
Reporting to the Head of HR, generalist HR role working on Preferred Bidder and mobilisation of new contract, equipping line management and support staff with tools and practices to successfully manage people in new company.
Achievements include:
 Preferred Bidder HR Input, Contract Mobilisation and TUPE Transfer
 Creating all HR policies, processes and documentation for the new company, Designed Employee Performance Management and Appraisal system
 Designing and delivering HR skills training in new policies (discipline, grievance, sickness absence management, appraisals, HR processes, recruitment and selection)
 Coaching and mentoring of managers in HR Skills for devolved HR operating model

HR Advisor Interservefm Ltd - London - Feb 2000 to July 2003
Reporting to Head of HR, a generalist HR practitioner advising and training managers from the company’s Defence Division in all aspects of HR, including TUPE and ER issues.

Achievements include:

 Developing and delivering training for all Line Managers within Defence Division in ‘Essential Employment Law’
 Successful mobilisation and demobilisation of numerous contracts under TUPE
 Working as part of team successfully decentralising HR admin service for business from its London Head Office to Divisional and site level.

Personnel Assistant Center Parcs Ltd – Warminster, Wiltshire - July 1999 to Feb 2000
Temporary entry-level site based generalist position, awarded special responsibility for recruitment and selection including delivering induction training.

 Introduction of streamlined recruitment processes and standard letters
 Organising monthly recruitment drives including open days / trade and job fairs
 Recruitment and Selection of wide ranging positions
 Delivery of Company Induction Programmes on weekly basis

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • We are at the moment developing an online service for evaluation of competencies required for various administrative office roles. The goal is to provide people that are about to be tested for a job an opportunity to experience these sorts of test and train for them with our service. We are therefore currently in need of 40 Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) that would be constructed according to the below description and fit a general administrative role for a nonspecific line of business (like
  • HR Consultancy: HR Consultant required for international logistics company to: 1. Develop and implement an effective review process after 3 weeks of induction training. This system should be in a form of a chart and a step by step guide and systematic approach for a new member of an employee for 6 months probationary. 2. Implement a Global structure in a form of org chart for a training department and resources required in a training department
  • HR consultants: HR / search consultants required to conduct interviews. Contracts starting in October for up to six weeks. Will be conducting pre-selection interviews. Essential: CRB checked or willing to be CRB checked Ideal: Level A or B HR qualification or other relevant qualification Experience of banking / IT Experience of conducting recruitment interviews.
  • Trainer: We have a regional network, and in November we are hosting an event for the North West region. We are looking for a trainer to run an interactive session for between 10 - 30 administrators & Personal Assistants on Sat 4th December from 10:30 - 11:30 in a hotel in Cambridge. We are looking for an affordable option, who will deliver a great hour of training. I would like to know what your cost would be for delivering this session if you are interested.
  • Freelance Management Trainer: We are wishing to develop line managers, devise and implement training schedules and generally improve performance by developing people skills in our small business.

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