Welcome to our branch

I’m delighted to welcome you to the CIPD Branch in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We are passionate volunteers with a purpose to promote and champion the objectives of the CIPD. We also act as a channel to help local members network with like-minded professionals, continue their professional develop and keep up to date with the latest people trends. 

We're an active branch with over 3,000 members. We believe you can benefit most from your membership by being actively involved with the branch activities.

This may be through attending events, contributing to our newsletters, participating in our online discussions or, if you're interested in having direct involvement in our branch, joining our branch committee. Whatever level of involvement you are able to provide, have no doubt you'll find it valuable and enjoyable.

Laura Johnston, Chartered MCIPD

Branch Chair

Come along to
our events

Our members rate their access to a local branch in their top three membership benefits. Come along to our branch events to discover other CIPD benefits. Explore the issues and trends impacting our profession. Network, learn and share ideas with people professionals in our area. 

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Get involved

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are very diverse areas; we're a large branch which aims to cater for its member geographically across the region. We continue to work hard to provide a diverse and comprehensive programme of events for members, enabling us to share the benefit and expertise of a range of high-profile speakers and leaders in our profession.

We're always looking for new volunteers to join our well-established and friendly committee, to raise our profile and support the running of our annual events programme.

If you're interested in finding out more, do come along to one of our events and talk to one of the team. We may have immediate opportunities, or we may ask you to join our mailing list so that we can contact you when an opportunity becomes available that matches your skills. Either way, we’ll ask you to complete short form, so we can find out more about you and the skills you have to offer.

Mentoring and coaching scheme
The branch currently operates a mentoring and coaching scheme, comprising trained HR mentors and coaches who have volunteered to support other members within the branch. The aim of our scheme is to provide members at whatever level and stage in their career with support and guidance from a more experienced HR practitioner for approximately six months.

The branch is keen to offer help to members, whether they're currently studying a CIPD qualification, or are an experienced HR practitioner. Do you need support and help with a project or assignment? Are you looking for your first HR job role or a change in role? Perhaps you're thinking of moving from an operational to a strategic HR role, or simply need support with upgrading your level of membership.

If you're looking for a mentor/coach or are interested in becoming one of our volunteer mentors or coaches then we would like to hear from you. Details about our forthcoming workshops can be found on our events page. 

Networking and learning

With workshops, round tables, panel discussions and expert speakers, our thought-provoking events cover everything our community needs. Network, learn and stay up to date. 


Keen to get involved, give back or raise your profile? Whatever your skills and interests, learn more about branch volunteering. 

Support for student members

Just starting out on your career? Want to meet experienced people professionals and keep up to date with all the topics you cover in your studies? We’re here for you as you study for your CIPD qualification.  

Member-to-member mentoring

We connect members who want to develop new skills and progress their careers with members who have expertise in coaching and mentoring. 

Want to get involved? Got an idea for an event? We want to hear from you!

Email us

Join one of our special interest groups

We bring together people professionals with a common interest to network, share ideas and learn from one another. Please email us if you’d like to join one of our special interest groups.

Learning and development group

The group provides a forum for professionals working in training and development.

We aim to:

  • deliver a programme of good quality events that appeal to a wide range of training and development audiences
  • provide a platform for training and development professionals to network and keep up to date with latest practices
  • raise the profile of learning and development and provide input to related policies.

Independents' group 

Are you a sole HR practitioner, typically working in an SME, without the support of a corporate HR department? Are you the single source of HR expertise within your organisation? Or are you self-employed, a freelance practitioner or an independent consultant?

Our independents' group provides an opportunity for members to discuss the challenges they face and share solutions to common problems encountered in their work. We meet on a regular basis and on occasions organise practical workshops on key workplace issues. The group provides a great support network for people who don't have the opportunity to speak to like-minded HR professionals at work.

Don’t be alone;come and join the group where you can meet to:

  • share experience and knowledge
  • provide mutual support and guidance
  • hear speakers on subjects of interest to consultants
  • network
  • collaborate with other group members.

Get in touch to find out more. And let us know your ideas for other special interest groups. 

Find other branches in our area

Ten branches across the Midlands connect as the Midlands Area Partnership. Together we serve nearly 23,000 members, delivering local branch events, learning opportunities, professional networks and special interest groups. 

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