Mid and North Wales Branch

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Croeso! A warm welcome to newly-formed Mid and North Wales branch. The newest CIPD branch in the UK and located in arguably the most beautiful part. 

This new branch has been formed following discussion about how the CIPD can best meet the needs of its members in Wales, especially when those members are geographically dispersed. 

We believe that you can benefit most from your membership by being actively involved in the Branch activities and we want to listen to your views about how we can do that in Mid and North Wales. This is a new branch and it is up to all of us to shape the branch in a way that will mean as many as possible can be involved and to strengthen the profile of HR practitioners in Mid and North Wales. It is possible that because of the geographical limitations we will hold branch events in two ‘clusters’, in Mid Wales and in North Wales but the ‘how’ and ‘when’ will be decided by you as members. 

To foster this discussion we will be holding simultaneous launch events later in the autumn – one in Mid-Wales and one in North Wales. The purpose will be two-fold: to meet each other and to enable you to ‘have your say’. What do you want from your branch and how do you want it and when? We will also be appointing a branch committee over the forthcoming months and we are seeking CIPD advice on the protocols and expectations in this regard. So more about this shortly in this branch area. 

At the moment with the help of the CIPD, Angie Brandist, HR Manager at GreenThumb Ltd in North Wales and Sue Chambers, Director of HR at Aberystwyth University in Mid Wales have been taking the lead in the discussions with CIPD and until we have the Committee set up we would welcome any comments you have about the branch formation or about the launch event. 

We are also delighted that the CIPD are actively considering setting up a CIPD Wales structure which mirrors that introduced in Scotland. If supported, this will give even more emphasis to CIPD Wales to meet the needs of students and HR practitioners in Wales. 

Please do email Angie or Sue with your views about this exciting new development in Mid and North Wales. Comments and ideas really are very welcome. 

Diolch 

Sue and Angie

 

Mid and North Wales Branch

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