Welcome to our branch

Welcome to the CIPD Branch in the Isle of Man. Thank you for visiting our page.

I am Kim Emery, Assoc CIPD, a qualified employment and corporate advocate (lawyer) and mediator and the branch chair. I am the only dual-qualified HR practitioner and Advocate on the Isle of Man, and I believe this dual approach benefits both aspects, balancing what can be done with what should be done and bridging the gap between the board room and employees. I am currently a Senior Associate within a leading Isle of Man-based law firm with an international reach, working within both the corporate and employment teams. 

Despite the challenges faced in the employment/HR sphere in recent years, our committee remains steadfast in its commitment to the HR community on the Isle of Man. We are focused on initiating more events to foster better communication, knowledge sharing, and continuing professional development opportunities. Our top priorities are raising the profile of the branch and CIPD and providing more networking opportunities. 

Our committee comprises volunteer people professionals at different career levels, working in a variety of industries and HR and L&D specialisms. We look forward to seeing you at our events and should you have any proposals for future events, please do get in touch. 

Kim Emery, Assoc CIPD

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

Our branch comprises a diverse range of HR professionals working across the public, private and third sectors, so we have a vast array of skills and experiences to share. We want to build a people-focused, friendly branch which represents and supports the unique island community we are working in.

We hold evening and lunchtime events covering a variety of relevant subjects including changes in the General Data Protection Regulations and its impact on HR practitioners, the impact of VUCA, mock Employment Tribunals and the Equality Act.

We're working towards providing greater input into public policy agendas which affect our working lives.

If you’re a CIPD member and would like to get more involved with the branch, whether it be support for the committee, delivering an event, suggesting a topic to cover, inviting new members or organising our Christmas social (we love a social), please get in touch.

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.  

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

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