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 Consultant 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!

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.

Where we started

Meet the team

Danny Shaw

HR Manager

Danny is our newest HR Manager joining the team in 2021. He is a professionally qualified (Assoc CIPD) HR Generalist who gained his experience as a Business Partner in the retail and hospitality sector before entering the world of HR Consultancy. His experience ranges from advising on employment law matters to contract and policy creation.

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.

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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Office Address: 8 Twisleton Court, Priory Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2EN | VAT Number: 914971896 | Registration Number: 6345426

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