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Freelance Legally qualified HR consultant, coach, trainer Cambridgeshire, UK

Legally qualified, highly experienced skilled in all HR areas - recruitment, training & development, coaching & mentoring, tupe & outsourcing, employment law. Very skilled project manager.

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£58.82 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£470.59 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:335734
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities
: Freelancer has their own limited company

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé


Commercially aware, legally qualified, senior HR professional interim.

Excellent record of achievement in public and private sectors: multi - nationals, FTSE 100, SME’s, FMCG, Logistics, Transport and Distribution, Rail, Utilities, Finance/Banking, Construction, IT, NHS and local government.

Proven record of accomplishment in all professional areas including training and development, recruiting from shop-floor to board level inc psychometric testing.

Coaching and mentoring.

Extensive employee & industrial relations experience. Particular expertise in outsourcing / TUPE, (Inc Bid Support and Due Diligence), MBO, M & A.

Supervise research at Masters level for London University and experiencd at delivering training and development including for senior managers.

Employment History

(Apr 2012 & ongoing)

Interim HR Director


HR TUPE Consultant (PT)

Acted as specialist consultant to FSC team during TUPE transfer of staff, including:
• Mercedes Benz
• Royal Bank of Scotland

(Aug 2011 to May 2012)

Interim HR Director

Interim HR Director with full repsonsibility for all HR matters - 1450 staff.

(Sep 2010 to Jun 2011)

HR Interim


Led HR workstream in major project to reorganise the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, including organisation and job design, selection and redundancy, consultation with staff and supoport to managers and directors

(May 2010 to Jul 2010)

Employee Relations Lead

Appointed to, design ER programme covering TUPE, Redundancy, Pay and Grading and Pensions and provide specialist advice to newly appointed HR Director (from Ops background)
• Consultation programme for UNITE and in – house body
• TUPE of 1250 staff to Bradford and Bingley
• Redundancies 900 staff
• Closure of DB (Final Salary) pension, replacement with DC (Money Purchase)

(Dec 2009 to May 2010)

Interim HR Transition Project Manager

Appointed following JLT’s acquisition of HSBC’s actuarial business to deal with people and organisational issues (redundancy, harmonisation etc) reporting to COO of the business and Group HR Strategy Director
• Terms and conditions harmonised for 450 staff
• Restructuring programme carried out – 100 + redundancies

(Feb 2009 to Dec 2009)

Interim HR Transition Director

Appointed to transfer 50,000 staff from NHS to a limited company – the UK’s largest TUPE.
Ran Project Office and managed interaction with Unison, RCN and GMB. Accountable for all transfer issues including pensions, organisational design and resource planning:
• Led negotiations / information and consultation with unions
• Sourced pension plan for new entrants, managed Closed Direction for transferring staff
• Ran Project Office for all aspects of project – led on all HR and ER

(Apr 2008 to Jan 2009)

Transition Manager

HR leadership from Bid Support to Contract, in major outsourcing deals and leading subsequent transition / change programmes, dealing with all employment law and employee relations issues, including:
• De Beers
• Kent County Council

(Oct 2007 to Apr 2008)

Employee Relations / Employment Law specialist

Led several high profile, sensitive and confidential employee relations projects, working with directors, senior managers and the bank’s lawyers in the specialist investment area of HSBC.

(Dec 2006 to Sep 2007)

Transition Manager

Appointed to provide specialist HR / legal / TUPE leadership in an ambitious programme.
HR leadership from Bid Support to Contract, in flagship outsourcing deals including:
• Linklaters
• Business Objects
• Ryder plc
• Elekta

Professional Qualifications

• Led HR following JLT’s acquisition of HSBC’s Actuarial business
• Transition Director NHS Professionals
• HR Director for Gleeson Buildings MBO
• Head of HR at British Bakeries flagship distribution centre
• Professional leadership of HR function EDF / 24seven CSL
• Led national team of HR professionals at GKN / Brambles Cleanaway
• Created and led HR teams at London Underground Ltd – pre and post PFI /PPP

• Experience of supporting Heads of Business Units in multi – divisional organisations
• Extensive experience of crafting integrated HR systems (HRIS etc)
• Special experience designing and implementing HR strategies for TUPE, Management Buy Outs (MBO) Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A) and managing programmes

TUPE / M & A / MBO / Outsourcing
• Lead for NHS Professionals TUPE, 55,000 staff
• Lead on ER / IR /TUPE / Transition for: Unisys, RR Donnelley & Sons, Barclays, GKN etc
• Consultant to Fujitsu – Siemens and Plan – Net plc
• Specialist support to First during successful bid for Great Western Franchise
• HR leadership during Gleeson Building MBO / TUPE – 650 staff transferred
• Led work on £17.5m HR outsourcing contract for Westminster City Council
• Led HR and ER activity following EDF’s acquisition of 24seven and Seeboard

• Specialist ER support to CEO and HR Director Northern Rock
• Specialist at HSBC – Employee Relations and Employment Law
• Extensive experience of collective bargaining and operating in unionised environments London Underground Ltd’s yearly pay – round negotiations – ASLEF, RMT, TSSA
• Individual and collective IR / ER, including ET’s, EAT and Court of Appeal and negotiating Compromise Agreements

• Extensive assessment centre design and management experience
• Gained Investors in People for Northern line and Piccadilly line business units.
• Introduced London Underground Ltd’s first performance management / appraisal system

• Examiner in Employee Relations – CIPD
• Project Supervisor – Birkbeck College, University of London


( to 1990)


OPQ / OT psychometrics trained - SHL

( to 1992)

University of Westminster


( to 1995)

London Met University


( to 1999)

University of London

LLB (hons) Law Degree 2:1

Highly skilled and experienced HR interim / consultant

Commercially aware, legally qualified, senior HR professional interim / consultant.
Proven record of accomplishment in all professional areas with particular expertise in outsourcing / TUPE, (Inc Bid Support and Due Diligence), MBO, M & A.
Extensive employee & industrial relations experience.
Excellent record of achievement in public and private sectors: multi - nationals, FTSE 100, SME’s, FMCG, Logistics, Transport and Distribution, Rail, Utilities, Finance/Banking, Construction, IT, NHS and local government.
Project management skills - Excellent coach and mentor

Assignment History

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

  • Project Manager Coach: Project Manager Coach
  • 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 13 November from 10:30 - 11:30 in a hotel in Warrington. 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.

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