Welcome to our branch area
Thank you for visiting our branch page and for your interest to be part of the vibrant community of people professionals we are creating locally.
We're an active branch with approximately 4.500 members. Whatever level of membership you hold, we believe you can benefit most from that membership by being actively involved with our branch activities. This may be through attending events, contributing to our newsletters, participating in our online discussions, partnering and supporting our activities or feeding into some of our steering and special interest groups.
We support our members through offering content and companionship and the chance to grow your contacts and grow in your own professional development. We also welcome non-members working in the people profession, business leaders, line managers and anyone interested in learning more about the people profession.
A very warm welcome awaits you whether it is in attending events, offering to help with our newsletter or digital agenda or supporting us in your area of specialism. We look forward to hearing from you.
Lynn Delaney, Chartered FCIPD
Learn about our branch
The primary purpose of our branch is to act as a channel for members and potential members to engage at a local level. Policy development at national level is influenced by our local discussions and we are active in encouraging a focus on the CIPD’s strategic priorities and in support of its purpose. We champion better work and working lives by:
- Building a supportive and professional network around you.
- Expanding the high-impact development opportunities available to you with like-minded professionals.
- Creating opportunities to boost your career whilst also boosting your wellbeing.
- Providing a safe social hub to discuss the key challenges facing the profession.
Our branch achieves this by encouraging local networks for practitioners, building capability, gaining new members, running events, providing visibility and input into public policy agendas, and working collaboratively with other branches. We have several special interests groups plus HR skills and behaviour workshops are managed by members of the branch committee and a host of external contributors.
Whatever stage you're at in your career, there is something for you within the branch. It may be that the branch can support you in your own professional development or, indeed, that you can support others. Whether you can give a little time or hardly any time at all, all contributions are welcomed. Along with face-to-face events, when possible, we will continue to move into the digital space, so any support in this area is particularly welcomed. But whatever your area of interest or specialism there is always room for you.
We value and respect our volunteer community and would urge you to speak informally to our branch chair about joining the committee or contributing in other ways to our branch activities.
If you're interested in finding out more, please email us or connect via social media or come along to one of our events and speak with one of our committee members.
Please contact us via email with any questions or feedback you may have.
Mentoring involves more experienced colleagues supporting a less experienced member of the profession, and we put them in touch.
We have recently re-launched our Mentoring Programme, so please get involved either as a potential mentor or as a mentee. Details are available by email from email@example.com.
Special interest groups
Run by students for students with the benefit of HR professional support at our student events.
We have a lively and active student membership in colleges and universities across the branch region and in 2021 will be setting up a student network involving students at all levels from across these institutions. The student engagement lead on this is Maureen Royce from Liverpool Business School and she can be contacted via Twitter, at branch events or by emailing the branch.
Other special interest groups
These groups reflect the priorities and challenges of the time and we are particularly proud to provide them for our members.
CIPD North are building a network of members, volunteers and stakeholders to develop the profession, build our policy relevance and reach, and establish the voice of CIPD North. We are also a part of a longstanding voluntary partnership of the ten northern England branches covering between them an area from the Scottish border down to Cheshire in the West and South Yorkshire in the East and providing services to around 24,000 members.