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 business 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
  • 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 businesses 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.

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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.