Who we are

We provide affordable expert HR support and employment law advice to small and medium sized employers across South East London and North Kent.

As a small business owner, you cannot be an expert in everything, but often you cannot afford to employ someone full time to advise you either. That’s where The HR Dept comes in.

Outsourcing your human resources to us is like having your own HR Director at the end of the phone – someone who knows you, knows your business, and can provide immediate, appropriate, expert HR support and employment law advice, but at a fraction of the cost of a permanent HR employee.

Outsourcing your HR needs to The HR Dept will free up your time to spend on growing and developing your business!

With more than 30 years’ experience of human resources, we can help you with the full range of HR support including:

  • Employment contracts
  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Poor performance and capability issues
  • Disciplinary action and dismissals
  • Grievances
  • Dispute resolution
  • Long term sickness absence
  • Training and development for managers and other staff
  • Recruitment
  • Reorganisation and Redundancies
  • TUPE transfers, mergers and acquisitions
  • Data Protection / GDPR compliance
  • And more…

Based in Dartford in Kent, we are part of a nationwide network of HR professionals which means we can also offer employment tribunal insurance and other HR services.

We provide employers with tailored cost-effective HR advice for one-off issues or ongoing support. Our packages are competitive and flexible, and tailored to the specific human resource needs of your company. And as well as financial savings, working with the HR Dept saves you time, enabling you to focus on delivering your core business objectives.

For more information, contact Simon Morgan, Director of The HR Dept in South East London and North Kent on simon.morgan@hrdept.co.uk, tel 0345 634 9154.

Meet the team

Simon Morgan


Simon has 40 years of HR experience, working at a senior level with companies of all shapes and sizes, across both the private and not-for-profit sectors.

A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Simon has owned the HR Dept (South East London and North Kent) since 2007.

Rachel Widden

HR Manager

Rachel is a qualified HR professional (Associate CIPD) and joined The HR Dept after working for 5 years in HR in the publishing and media industries. An HR generalist at heart, she is used to dealing with all kinds of employment issues and also has extensive experience in recruitment, training and development and managing organisational changes.

Samantha Aldridge

HR Manager

Samantha has over 8 years HR experience working for a small to medium sized law firm in central London prior to joining The HR Dept in March 2020. She is a qualified HR professional (Assoc CIPD) and is an HR generalist. She is used to dealing with all kinds of employment issues and also has extensive experience in drafting people policies and procedures.

Rebecca Woolley

HR Manager

Rebecca has over 6 years HR experience, is a qualified HR professional (Assoc CIPD) and has recently joined The HR Dept after working as an HR Business Partner in the finance sector.  After beginning her HR career in the public sector, she was involved in HR generalist projects working in the arts industry.  Rebecca also has experience in recruitment, training and development and developing HR systems.


Hannah Cann

Administrative Support

Hannah has been providing excellent administrative support to The HR Dept for the past 2 years. Previously she worked for the British Transport Police and Kent Police for 6 years and is therefore used to dealing with sensitive and confidential information, as well as being extremely efficient and well organised.

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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