Whether you're already an established independent consultant or just starting out, it can be difficult to find the guidance and support you need. On this page you'll find CIPD resources to help you make a success of your consulting career, from networks and career advice to HR tools and professional indemnity insurance.
How does the CIPD support consultants?
Select from the icons below to explore the resources, support and networks we offer to help you make a success of your consulting career.
Real-life success stories
Browse through the experiences of those who've worked as successful consultants, freelancers and self-employed. Find out what made them take the first step towards independent consulting, the challenges they faced, and the skills they needed to make their businesses flourish.
To business owner David James, L&D isn't only about surviving in different environments; it's about thriving too.
Lisa Farthing moved from a career in talent acquisition to HR consulting. This is her story.
The choice between going it alone or aiming for the top is a tough one. We chat to those who've travelled both paths.
Job opportunities for consultants
Payroll and Compensation Specialist - Flexi Hours
Up to £50000 per annum
Steps Ahead Ambassador
Aberdeen, Birmingham, Essex, Northumbria & Tyne, Yorkshire & Humber, Berkshire, Surrey & Sussex
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
See how CIPD membership benefits independent consultants, freelancers and the self-employed.
External resources and support
Access helpful resources provided by the Federation of Small Businesses: