Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

HR & HRIS CONSULTANT

People for Profits Ltd

Self-employed HR Consultant

Recent projects:

Business Restructuring for Remploy (3 month project extended to 12 months)

Business Objects Reporting and Midland iTrent for St Andrews Healthcare

The implementation of Ciphr People and Self Service Intranet including on-line appraisal for Miller Insurance, London

Project planning and scheduling for the implementation of Ciphr i-Recruit

Business partner with “perfectforms” on-line workflow for business process management, online data gathering, or real-time reporting and analysis.

Ad-hoc advice on TUPE, Disciplinary and Grievance procedures

Jan 2008 - 2010

HR Information & Systems Manager

Grant Thornton UK LLP

·Initially appointed to this position on an Interim basis and subsequently offered and accepted a permanent role.

·Undertook an in-depth assessment of existing HRIS provision to support 4,500 staff.

·Managed the development and implementation of the HR and Payroll systems within a Shared Services Centre and providing employee self service facilities.

·Investigated potential cost saving solutions and business critical projects including Absence Management function and Electronic Forms and Workflow.

·Planned and managed a number of complex projects to upgrade the HRIS system and to integrate the HRIS to other network systems.

Played a key role in the HR Process Mapping and Process Change Team.

May 2006 - Dec 2007

HR Consultant

Various.

The Learning Trust – Hackney

Project for expansion of computerised HR and Payroll system to met the needs of Hackney Schools and Trust.Self identified project to confirm ROI of current computerised HR and payroll system and to suggest alternative cost savings solutions.Suggested savings of in excess of £170,000. Management of CRB’s for the Learning Trust, Hackney Schools and additional umbrella organisations.

Olympic Delivery Authority (ND Public Body)

Development & implementation of HR polices, procedures and processes and identifying the projectrequirements for an Integrated Computerised HR and payroll system including Employee Self Service and Intranet. Suggested cost savings of approx £200,000 over nominated HR MIS solution.

Additional role as Business Partner to the operational functions within the ODA including the ODA Planning Authority, Sustainability, Parkland & Stadium design and Marketing, Press & Media depts.

Jan 2000 - Apr 2006

Head of HR

Cofathec Heatsave Ltd

UK based subsidiary of Gaz de France.Major UK Energy Management & Facilities Maintenance Company employing 658 staff with national coverage.

Reporting to the Executive Committee and board directors, sitting as a board member. responsible for all HR functions and strategy including Development and Training within Cofathec and advising Gaz de France on HR issues and HR-related due diligence for the UK.

Key Achievements

Upon joining Cofathec responsible for the establishment of Human Resources function for 254 staff and expanding the role to support the strategic growth of the company.

  • Saved approx. £100,000 in first year of a Training and Development programme which included Employment Law and an Absence Management programme.
  • Researched and established UK salary structure and benefits packages, including pensions for Senior Management and staff.
  • Established Companywide Competency framework for recruitment and appraisals.
  • Selected and installed Enterprise based HR System Personnel training, recruitment and intranet modules.
  • Revised performance review system to deliver a Competency based scheme.
  • Career planning and talent management for all UK staff and Managers
  • Recruitment of payroll manager to bring successfully the payroll in-house from outsourced provider and the selection and installation of an in-house payroll system.
  • Presented to the Executive Committee proposal for the use of integrated HR, Payroll and time recording, with an estimated saving in 1st year of £120,000
  • Acted as HR advisor to both French and UK parent companies on take-overs, mergers and PFI projects as well as UK employment matters.
  • Took lead role in the negotiations for the revised T&C’s for Shotton Power station unionised site.
  • Introduced new selection criteria and management procedures for external recruitment.
  • Negotiated with Employee Reps on the working of the constitution for the Employee Committee.
  • Instigated programme to ensure effective transfer of staff under TUPE dealing with an average number of 4 TUPE’s per week.

Took lead on all employment law issues including Employment Tribunals.This required working in partnership with Lewis Silkin as appropriate.

Jan 2000 - Jul 1990

HR Consultant

Various

Very diverse and stimulating interim Generalist HR management period often working at Senior Management Level, frequently involving project work on major innovations; for wide range of organisations, most notably  (Not in date order):-

Ernst & Young

Implementation of Annual Salary Review Change process for Taxation Division of Ernst & Young.

KPMG

Recruitment and Skills Interviewing of IT & Financial Management Consultants for KPMG.

The New Millennium Experience Co (Millennium Dome)

Devised & implemented HR process and procedures manuals and identified project requirements and selected systems for an Integrated Computerised Electronic clocking, payroll and HR system.

Railtrack

Role profiling of Senior Railtrack management

Defence Research Establishment

Project on Electronic Filing and Workflow

Talent and resourcing management for Aviation Research Scientists within ISO 9000 environment

Linklaters & Alliance

Identified project requirements, selection and implementation of system for a replacement of the in-house HR Personnel, Training and Recruitment System with a global enterprise solution for London based International Legal Practice.

Sequal Europe

Establishment of a HR function for the European subsidiary of US Electronics Repair and Manufacturing organisation.

Burton Group

Employment Law Review of all processes including the drafting revised contracts of employment.

Assessment centre to create a new grade of management.

Tektronix

HR Manager working in support of Managers based in UK, USA and Europe.

McGregor Cory Distribution

Analysis, report and Board level recommendations for new Investors in People and NVQ project

demanded by main customer; extensive Personnel admin, revision of employment terms; negotiation with unions, etc

Hertfordshire BTR

Devised and implemented supervisory/management training scheme up to Board level (supported by improved and purposeful appraisal system); Training copied to others parts of the BTR Group.

Sep 1986 - May 1990

Personnel Co-Ordinator Electronic Warfare Division

Marconi Defence Systems Ltd

Key Achievements

  • Planning and implementing a number of strategic and structural changes to modernise HRpractice at a 300 staff division.
  • Revived moribund appraisal system, promoted its virtues to senior managers and staff and used the knowledge derived from it to frame the organisations first ever targeted and cost effective training plan.
  • Designed and implemented computerised personnel information system, based on SmartSuite software (subsequently copied to other Divisions).
Dec 1975 - Jun 1986

Cpl Clerk - Army Air Corps

British Army

Providing administration, relocation and human resources services for 300 + serviceman and their families in units deployed in Britain, Norway, Germany and Cyprus during a 10½; year period also delivered training on various specialist subjects.

Summary

A very experienced Head of HR/HR Director with a high degree of commercial acumen and entrepreneurial flair demonstrated through an outstanding record of achievement. Substantial HR experience in a range of disciplines, including HR Strategy development and implementation, the design and implementation of HR Policies and Procedures and a broad range of operational experience covering compensation and benefits, employment law, TUPE, shared service centres, recruitment, health & safety, employee litigation, arbitration and tribunal work. Additional expertise in the evaluation, selection and implementation of HR systems. A motivational leader with a proven ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams, coordinate activities and create a positive environment where groups and individuals can excel and work together to achieve clearly defined goals. Areas of expertise include:

HR Strategic Management · HR Policies & Procedures · Employment Law · HRSystems

Recruitment· Health & Safety · Inspirational Leadership · Fellow of the CIPD

Skills

Skills

PC Skills

Microsoft Office                       Cognos Impromptu                      Cognos Powerplay Microsoft Project                    Novell Netware                            Smartware WordPerfect                            Lotus 1-2-3                                Compsoft's Delta 5 & Equinox Business Objects

Computerised HR Systems

Computerised HR Management Systems including, COMPEL (DOS, Windows and Enterprise Versions), Midland Trent, PS Enterprise, PS 2000, Unipersonnel.

HR

Certifications

Certifications

Chartered Fellow

Chartered Institute Personnel & Development