Welcome to our branch area

Welcome to the West Yorkshire Branch of the CIPD. Thank you for your interest in our branch and what we do. Our aim is to support and inspire the ongoing development of our members and create opportunities to exchange ideas and thinking on the evolving HR profession.

Our dedicated volunteer committee organises a wide range of events, newsletters, social media activities and specialist groups to engage our members, including those just entering the people profession, experienced practitioners and senior leaders.

Your involvement with the branch is key to for us to help design and deliver relevant events, information and resources to support you. If there is anything we can do to help support you, please let me know by emailing the branch.

Jonathan Broadhurst, Chartered FCIPD
Branch Chair

Learn about our branch

The West Yorkshire Branch currently has over 3,500 members and is split into three geographical Groups - Bradford Group, Huddersfield Group and Leeds Group. Each group organises its own meetings and has its own subcommittee.

The branch organises a programme of events and seminars on a variety of topics from September to July, listed in Eventbrite. The branch events are usually held at a variety of locations as the branch covers a large geographical area or online. Whilst we are delivering events virtually, local branches are collaborating and members from any part of the world are welcome to join.

Get involved

We're always looking for new branch and group committee members so if you would like to find out what is involved and contribute to the work of the branch, please contact us by email.

We elect our committee each summer at our annual meeting but welcome ideas and suggestions for topics to cover at branch events all year round.

Mentoring scheme

A mentoring relationship can be rewarding for the mentor as well as the mentee, both personally and professionally. Mentoring promotes the development of new skills, thinking and approaches and supports career progression.

As part of our services to our members, the CIPD West Yorkshire Branch offers a peer mentoring service to support their professional development. To become a mentor or to request a mentor, please visit our mentoring website.

Student ambassadors

Our student ambassador programme has been created to:

  • Provide opportunity to connect our members/new members to current university/provider students.

  • Build brand recognition at our partner universities/provider.

  • Inspire early careers within HR and membership of the CIPD through personal career story telling, networking, and industry exposure.

CIPD members wishing to be an ambassador will be given a two-hour training session and standardised materials for delivering career talks. This is a fantastic way for members to build up their experience and gather evidence that could contribute to progressing your membership. For more information or to get involved, please contact us by email.

Special interest groups

Public policy

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Employment law

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Independent consultants

Upcoming events

Stay connected

You can keep in touch with us by following us on Facebook and Twitter and 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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