Welcome to our branch area

Thank you for visiting the Merseyside branch page. Our aim is to work with people professionals and those aspiring to join the profession to support personal development but also to provide a safe and welcoming environment.

Thank you for visiting the Merseyside branch page. Our aim is to work with people professionals and those aspiring to join the profession to support personal development but also to provide a safe and welcoming environment.

As you are a member and part of the CIPD, we want to encourage you to get the most benefit you can from your local branch whether this is through the rewarding process of supporting and mentoring others or perhaps updating your knowledge and using our events to ask questions and gain from the experience of your fellow professionals. As a group of volunteers, the branch committee actively encourages ideas and participation from all members and is committed to the ideas of investing in volunteers to ensure that your valued contributions are recognised.

As well as a calendar of events both online and in-person, we have newsletters, policy forum meetings, a diversity festival and a webinar series featuring current thinking in the world of people management. We are a supportive group offering companionship and the chance to grow your contacts and enhance your own personal development. We also warmly welcome and work with non -members, indeed anyone interested in learning and supporting the people profession. I really hope you will find something for you in our branch offerings and look forward to welcoming you.

Dr Maureen Royce, Chartered CCIPD
Branch Chair

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.

Get involved

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 scheme

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 merseyside@cipdbranch.co.uk.

Special interest groups

Student network

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.

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Diversity and inclusion (D&I)

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Membership engagement


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Employment law

Upcoming events

Stay connected

We would love to hear from you, if you are new to the profession or it has been a while since we saw you please get in touch and follow us via social media on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

You can also keep in touch with us by signing up to our newsletter.

CIPD North and Northern Area Partnership

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.

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