Who we are

The HR Dept Durham provides local and personal HR and Health & Safety expertise in a cost-effective way. Serving businesses and organisations in Durham, Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland and the surrounding areas, we can provide you with a tailored solution designed exclusively to meet the needs of you and your business.

Do you have these business challenges?

  • You rely on a call centre or Google for expert advice.
  • You don’t know if you are legally compliant for H&S and HR.
  • You are under threat of an Employment Tribunal or H&S claim.
  • You are concerned by the removal of Employment Tribunal fees.
  • You have tight budgets and inadequate insurance.
  • You don’t have time to make sure your HR or H&S is adequate or effective.
  • You would like to train and develop your staff more.
  • You spend too much of your time dealing with HR or H&S problems.

Having over 25 years’ industrial experience covering HR, H&S and other functions, Alison Schreiber is Director of The HR Dept Durham. Born and raised locally, Alison is passionate about the North East of England and about the real difference that The HR Dept can make to your local business and your people. As well her wealth of experience in HR and H&S, Alison is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and is NEBOSH diploma qualified.

Whether you need day-to-day advice or a one-off HR or H&S project, please contact Alison to find the solution to meet your needs.  Whatever the issue, we can help!

Our services include:

HR consultancy Absence management
Employment law Appraisals process
Auto enrolment Redundancy management
Contracts of employment TUPE transfers
Disciplinary and grievance Employee satisfaction surveys
Performance management Organisational development
Training and development Staff discounts
Health and Safety advice H&S Policy
Risk Assessments Fire Safety Risk Assessments

Meet the team

Alison Schreiber


Lisa Thompson (Assoc. CIPD)

HR Operations Manager

Why I love supporting businesses with their HR

I am a pragmatic and approachable individual who has worked in Human Resources for many years in different business sectors.  I pride myself on providing excellent customer service and enjoy problem solving and all things people related.  I love that supporting our clients provides such diversity and enjoy building relationships and working with them to solve their people related problems in a professional and friendly manner.  I love a challenge!

Looking for expert HR support?

We can help you focus on your business by taking care of all your human resources needs.


Let us know how we can help or ask about our free initial HR review.

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