Welcome to our branch

Welcome to the North London Branch we hope that you will find our web page informative and engaging.

I became Branch Co-Chair in 2020 having held other branch committee roles in the three years before this. I am currently an HR Director within the health and social care sector and bring my experience from an HR career spanning over 25 years and including working in central government delivering strategies to increase inclusion and diversity. I have worked as an HR consultant and delivered part of an initiative to support sustainable business under the European Funding Development Programme for Women in Business, and worked with small business owners to produce practical, strategic solutions and implemented HR functions.

At the North London Branch we aim to drive local engagement, designing and delivering learning, networking and CPD interventions for people professionals. We meet regularly with our branch committee colleagues to plan a programme of branch activities and hope meet lots more people professionals, at all careers stages, at one of our events.

Arlene Hinds, 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

We value the CIPD purpose to champion better working lives for all. Our branch is run by CIPD members who are a vibrant, diverse team of HR and L&D professionals. We are all committed to supporting our members through working together and by partnering with other experts from a wide range of businesses to deliver relevant and interesting branch events. 

Our specialist equality, diversity and inclusion, and independent consultants groups aim to deliver tangible outcomes to continually develop and support in these areas.

The North London Branch is part of the CIPD in London; a partnership between all seven London branches, which launched in September 2013.

Our branch committee meet regularly, with the aim that our efforts will benefit you in producing a relevant and topical events calendar and a more consistent offer. We run an annual meeting in June each year, to share how we have met and continue to meet objectives and to discuss your feedback through a question and answer session.

Our annual student prize giving recognises the efforts of those nominated who have studied to achieve a professional qualification.

Our online branch events can be watched afterwards via YouTube.

To get the best from the branch, please visit this page regularly to keep up to date with the latest news and event information.

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!

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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.

Equality, diversity and inclusion 

Our EDI special interest group holds events to cover and discuss topics related to inclusion and equality in the workplace and provide support and development. We invite speakers with expertise in diversity to share their thoughts, campaigns and guidance for people professionals.

Our group events are listed in the branch Eventbrite feed.

Independent consultants 

Our group is for members who are independent consultants and self-employed practitioners that work alone. We provide a support mechanism so if you are feeling isolated as a self-employed practitioner, or need another professional to talk through your woes, or just need someone to bounce around your ideas, we are here for you.

We run informal face-to-face meets with food and drink to enjoy each other’s company whilst discussing our learnings from each other.

Our group events are listed in the branch Eventbrite feed.

Friends of North London branch 

Are you a member of the CIPD’s North London branch who would like to be more involved?

Please consider becoming a volunteer 'friend' of the North London Branch committee where your involvement can be flexible and around your skills and time available. The branch runs a friends' group to support and enhance the voluntary work of the North London branch committee and to further engage our members.

Being a friend would provide you with:

  • greater networking opportunities
  • insight into the branch committee and the role of its members, which is useful if you are considering taking on a full committee member role
  • an opportunity to increase your skills in a specific area such as presentation skills, event organisation or social media
  • an addition to your CV

We can provide opportunities to:

  • engage other members at branch events
  • introduce the branch to potential speakers in your network
  • organise an event or assist a committee member with this
  • contribute ideas and feedback to the committee
  • write a newsletter article

If you are interested in becoming a committee friend, we would love to hear from you. Please email us.

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

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Seven branches across London connect our network of 26,000 members. Our location, and the density of our membership, strengthens our relationships with other professional communities, employers, HR leaders, government agencies and academic centres. 

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