HR Advisers

Our HR Consultancy Services

At Birch-HR, we adhere to our courageous principles when managing complex leadership and people challenges head-on. With our team’s collective expert HR advisory experience, knowledge and focus on resolution, we have built an excellent reputation for providing HR consultancy support.

The educational sector, HR in schools

Birch-HR supports all roles in schools including a comprehensive consultancy and advisory service to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Catholic Education Leader (CSEL), Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team (SLT), managers, internal HR teams, governors and trustees. We advise and guide maintained schools, academies, MATs and independent and free schools. We also empower our clients’ leadership and management teams to deliver their schools’ HR essentials, leadership and performance priorities including:

performance priorities including:
  • Employee relations advice (disciplinary, grievance, capability, attendance management, special leave, redundancy, restructures, dignity at work, dispute resolution, settlement agreements, safeguarding, trade union/employee engagement etc)
  • Leadership training and coaching
  • Workplace investigations
  • Recruitment and talent management
  • Transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) Regulations (TUPE)
  • Mediation – workplace and commercial
  • Leadership development programme
  • Planning and implementing complex change projects
  • Pay, grading and reward

 

With HR experts, resources and services:
  • School specific HR policies, procedures and guidance
  • School specific HR template letters, documentation and checklists to comply with employment law, education regulations and best practice
  • Toolkits to maximise leadership and people performance
  • Implementation of coaching and culture change to maximise outcomes.
  • Access to schools expert HR Consultants and talent

The Small-medium enterprise (SME) and charity sectors

Birch-HR enables quick access to expert commercially focussed HR professionals, who are experienced and skilled to give business and charity specific consultancy

advice and guidance including:
  • Employee relations support (disciplinary, grievance, capability, attendance management, redundancy etc)
  • Leadership training and coaching
  • Mediation – workplace and commercial
  • Workplace investigations
  • Recruitment and talent management
  • Leadership development programme
  • Planning and implementing change projects
  • Contracts of employment
  • Policies and procedures (Employee Handbook)
  • Drafting letters and documents
We support a range of SMEs such as engineering, construction, hospitality, professional services and charities.

Our Blog

News & Events

We provide regular HR news, briefing  and training events for our clients. We provide thought leadership articles for HR, education and business national media.

Being a Good Intern

Being a Good Intern

The key to being a good Intern…enjoy yourself!

Our HR Intern, Peter Emmanuel, gives us a brief insight on what it is like to work at Birch-HR and gives his top tips on being a good Intern.

June is for proactively supporting employees

June is for proactively supporting employees

Did you know that creating an informed, open and supportive culture can really help your school and business become an employer of choice?

Becoming an employer of choice depends on several factors, but let’s start with making your team feel supported, performing well and a culture they genuinely enjoy working for.

COVID-19 and the vaccine

COVID-19 and the vaccine

As millions of children in England went back to school and we had the first stage of the “roadmap’ out of national lockdown, we are focusing our HR News (10) on COVID-19 to help school leaders, managers and employees be prepared.

Enquire Today

We look forward to arranging a convenient time to establish how we can best support your current leadership with the delivery of both current and future HR priorities.