Welcome to CIPD North

With over 26,000 members covering the breath of the northern Region, the CIPD is committed to ensuring that we give this region 'voice and recognition' and that we reflect the needs of our members across the North. This includes working closely with HR leaders, employers and policy makers to enable and collaborate on fulfilling our purpose 'championing better work and working lives' in the North.

Northern branch volunteers

The team work collaboratively with the 10 northern branches which form the Northern Branch Network. Our branch volunteers are made up of HR leaders, practitioners, consultants and academics from across all sectors, representing the best in people practice across our region. Together, we collaborate to shape our regional flagship conferences, identify pan northern region opportunities and the local branches’ committees act as an advisory board to ensure everything we do is regionally relevant and impactful.

Meet the team

We are a small and remote team based across parts of the North whose primary focus is to listen, engage and support you with on the ground relationship management. Through regular communication, facilitating connections between members, networks and communities and delivering diverse, impactful and regionally relevant activities we are here to help you to get the most from your membership. We are passionate about the world of work and supporting you to professionalise and be the best you can be.

What we do

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Engaging on policy

We consult and engage with policymakers on workplace practices by sharing our insight and analysis on national and regional labour markets. This includes engaging with stakeholders on the policy agenda and regional specific issues to put the CIPD's vision of 'championing better work and working lives' at the heart of the HR, business and policy conversations. Our recent work includes working in partnership with Manchester Combined Authority and Liverpool City Region on their ambitions to raise good employment standards.

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Working with our Members, Networks & Communities

The northern team is committed to raising the voice of the profession in the region by building advocacy through our relationships with key stakeholders. We do this in a number of ways including:

  • working with HR practitioners, leaders and managers, with a focus on enabling them to deliver great people practice that benefits individuals, organisations and the broader society.
  • creating a range of engagement activities, including developing communities of practice and networks, and responding to what our members most value from the CIPD.
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Delivering events, conferences and networks

The northern team deliver a range of events each year including the Northern Annual Conference, the Annual Student Conference, pan-region roadshows and exclusive HR leader roundtables. We work hard to ensure that all the content for these events in regionally relevant and of interest to our members and stakeholders.

Over the coming months, we have a busy schedule of activity on offer including:

  • Leaders in Learning Network
  • HR Leader Networks
  • Annual Student Conference
  • Flexible Working in Practice Roadshows
  • CIPD Northern Annual Conference

Conferences and events

Over the coming months we have a great variety of events and networking opportunities across the region, including our regional annual conference, student conference and branch events throughout the year.

20 Mar

Online CIPD Student Conference 2021


Join us alongside hundreds of students and early-career professionals from across the UK and Ireland to hear our expert line-up address some of the big and emerging workplace themes, including L&D, inclusion and diversity, and responsible practice
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06 May

CIPD North Annual Conference


Our annual conference will provide an expert-led programme offering thought-provoking and practical insights on how to create healthier, more inclusive and innovative organisations.
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Resources and insights

Access CIPD research that provides insight into the labour market and working lives of those living in the North of England.

Stay connected

You can keep in touch with CIPD North by following us on our social channels.