Welcome to our branch
Welcome to our active CIPD branch here in Mid and North Wales – we’re proud to lead the branch representing people professionals across the branch area.
I am an HR professional who has worked in the sector for almost 20 years, successfully partnering with executive stakeholders to deliver organisational visions and strategies. I have completed a Diploma in Human Resources Management and am a Chartered Fellow.
The team has ambitions to grow branch membership and engage with our peers to provide broader HR discussions that impact on local, regional and national policy. We aim maximise attendance at events by offering opportunities to network and meet colleagues that, due to the geographical landscape, may find it difficult to come together. The ability to continue to offer virtual events is a huge benefit to our branch. We provide a warm welcome to our members including students and colleagues in other CIPD branches.
Sarah Griffith, Chartered FCIPD
Come along to
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.
In North Wales, we have a huge geographical spread from the island of Anglesey to the Dee estuary and the peaks of Snowdonia. Mid Wales is an area of diverse and historic landscape with a network of people contributing to the diversity and economy via its rural market towns, historic universities, close-knit villages and seaside towns.
We encompass much of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the south, the Berwyn uplands in the north with the Cambrian Mountains dominating its centre. The area is steeped in Welsh language and culture, with Ceredigion being one of the highest Welsh language-speaking areas in Wales. The region is sparsely populated, with an economy dependent on farming and small businesses. The density of the unitary authority areas of Ceredigion and Powys combined is only 30 inhabitants per square kilometre (78/sq mile).
Our Mid and North Wales Branch covers over 1,000 members in an area measuring 90 miles by 60 miles so we operate through a number of centres and make great use of IT, and have done since before the pandemic. Our main centres in the North are in Bangor, Llandudno and Wrexham, and across the mountain in mid-Wales they are in Aberystwyth, Llandrindod Wells and Newtown, to ensure our programmes meet members' needs.
We have many strengths as a branch with a wide membership including those in public, third and consultancy sectors. Our events highlight key issues such as practical HR solutions to post-COVID problems, resilience and mental wellbeing, gender diversity and making the most of your CIPD membership, and of course keeping us all updated on the latest in employment law.
We are an integral part of the Welsh CIPD network, contributing to, and sharing, countrywide ideas with relevance to Wales.
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.
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.
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