Welcome to our branch area

Thank you for visiting the South East London Branch homepage. We're pleased that you've taken the time to find out more about what we do in the branch.

We're a diverse group of locally-based CIPD members who volunteer to run the branch, with some branch committee members who have dedicated well over a decade to the branch working alongside student members who have joined in the last year. The committee meets regularly to plan our programme of events and manage our branch activities. Our branch ethos is to 'Promote and encourage workplace utopia'.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed all aspects of our lives, impacting our working lives as HR professionals and moved all our branch events to virtual ones, which provided learning for everyone. We're now able to offer face-to-face branch events again and may also run online sessions too.

Our branch works closely with the University of Greenwich and runs networking and mentoring opportunities for local CIPD students.

We're always looking for ways to engage with members and improve what we do so please get in touch via email, Twitter or at one of our events. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Rebecca Barut, Assoc CIPD
Branch Chair

Learn about our branch

Our branch programme includes regular events on topics such as the future of HR, organisational development, inclusion and diversity. We have special interest groups for coaching and mentoring, and wellbeing, with events running regularly throughout the year. We also provide the opportunity for all members to network and get to know each other at all of our events.

Our underlying aim is that all our sessions remain topical, are innovative, and that all members feel comfortable and able to engage with the speakers and other members. We want all of our activities to be relevant and enjoyable for all members and would welcome any ideas and suggestions for future events.

Get involved

Our mission statement at the CIPD South East London Branch is to promote engagement between local stakeholders and CIPD members, to continuously build learning moments, by sharing ideas and growing through individual and team contribution. We will achieve this by raising an awareness of where HR professionals can improve business processes that benefit our members and the local community.

We are always looking for ways to engage with members and improve what we do and work to achieve our mission statement, so please get in touch by email, Twitter or at one of our events.

Special interest groups

Coaching and mentoring


Mentoring scheme

South East London is branch is part of London member-to-member mentoring scheme. Application forms and more details are available on the CIPD London web page.

To find out more about our CIPD London Mentoring Scheme, contact us at CareerMentoring@cipd.co.uk.

Upcoming events

Stay connected

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CIPD London - a local branch partnership

We are also a part of CIPD London – a collaboration between seven regional branches – and we are working together to strengthen the links between all our branches, draw on our collective expertise and contacts, and create and promote a London-wide events programme. So no matter which CIPD London branch you belong to you are welcome to attend events across the capital.

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