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HR Policy Group

Aim of the Group

The primary aim of this group is to build and maintain a community of HR professionals in AoC member colleges to facilitate the sharing of ideas and solutions to human resource management issues and challenges.

The group, made up of Chairs of regional networks, acts as conduit to seek and disseminate information, advice and guidance on workforce issues specific to the Further Education sector, including employment law, industrial relations and education policy matters and will facilitate two-way communication between AoC and its members.

The group will proactively identify strategic human resource management issues for colleges to stimulate debate and provide leadership on HR practice in the sector.

Membership

* Regional HR Network Chair

East

  • Hilary Bright*, Director of HR Services - City College Norwich
  • Sally Appleby, Human Resources Manager - Harlow College

East Midlands

  • Jan Hutt*, Executive Director of Human Resources - Northampton College

London

  • Imtiaz Aziz*, HR Director - HCUC
  • Janet Curtis-Broni*, Group Chief People Officer - London & South East Education Group

North East

  • Joe McGraw*, Director of People & Development - Newcastle College Group
  • Naomi Robson*, Director of People and Organisational Development - Sunderland College

North West

  • Gill Thornton*, Head of Human Resources - Preston’s College

South East

  • Mickiela Blake*, Head of HR - Eastleigh College

South West

  • Sheena Murphy-Collett*, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development - Petroc

West Midlands

  • Donna Lucas*, Group Vice Principal Human Resource and Professional Development - Shrewsbury Colleges Group
  • Karen O’Reilly, Assistant Principal – Human Resources - South Staffordshire College

Yorkshire & Humber

  • Karen Sykes*, Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development - Wakefield College

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the HR Policy Group is available to view below:

Dates of Meetings

7 December 2017, 11:00am - 3:00pm

21 March 2018, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

21 June 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm

10 October 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm

10 December 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm

5 March 2019, 12:30pm - 4:00pm

12 June 2019, 11:30am - 3:30pm

16 October 2019, 12:00 - 3:45pm

10 December 2019, 11:15 - 3:15pm

18 March 2020, 11:15 - 3:15pm

24 June 2020, 11:15 - 3:15pm

14 October 2020, 2:00 - 4:00pm

9 December 2020, 2:00 - 4:00pm

17 March 2021, 11:00 - 2:00pm

16 June 2021, 11:15 - 3:15pm

13 October 2021, 10:00 - 11:30am

8 December 2021, 11:00 - 3:00pm

AoC Lead

Mary Vine-Morris, Area Director (London) and National Lead Employment.