Who we are

The HR Dept in South London provides clients across Sutton, Croydon, Bromley and the surrounding areas with tailored human resources management solutions. These solutions will enable them to achieve their primary business objectives and manage out the risk to their business. Clients will be confident that they meet all their statutory obligations as a minimum and that they are working with an organisation that can assist them achieve the highest aspirations for their business and their employees.
We offer our clients a range of services including our fixed fee recruitment services. Please click here for more information.
The HR Dept offers a range of training opportunities for you and your employees. These include in house events, our open workshops or training courses and our free seminars or webinars. Click here for our calendar of events and to reserve your place.

Meet the team

Helen Colechin

Managing Director

Helen has had a successful career in Operations Management and as an HR Practitioner with a range of experience across the private, public and not for profit sectors. Helen demonstrates an ability to understand the legal framework and to develop and implement practical solutions to meet clients’ needs.


Fintan O’Toole


Fintan has owned and managed The HR Dept in South London for 15 years.  He advises small businesses on all HR issues having over thirty years’ experience in organisations across a range of industries and markets.  Fintan is legally qualified and specialises in dispute resolution and complex HR matters such as TUPE.  He is also a qualified Health & Safety (Tech IOSH) professional advising clients on all aspects of risk management.

Maria Kurek


Maria combines her experience of working in-house and as a consultant to give practical advice to clients.  Maria will assist in setting up the second branch of The HR Dept South London, focusing on businesses based in and around the Bromley area.  Maria is an Associate CIPD and has completed Level 7 CIPD Certificate.

Vicki Smith

HR & Recruitment Manager

Vicki has 9 years HR experience advising on recruitment, employee relations and engagement and a wide range of employment law issues. She has Level 5 in HR Management and is an Associate CIPD. Vicki is responsible for managing operations and ensuring that all client matters are dealt with efficiently and in a timely manner.

Jane Chant

Office Manager

Jane has been with The HR Dept for 9 years supporting the company in all areas of administration.  Jane is both diligent and efficient in the management of sensitive information.

Liz O’Toole

Company Secretary

Liz has worked in a variety of business environments with extensive experience in Public Relations. In a change of career, Liz now manages the finances of The HR Dept.

Jenny Wilcocks

HR Advisor

Jenny has three years of experience working in HR. Jenny began her HR career working in-house and later moved into consultancy work advising clients on day-to-day HR issues. Jenny gained a Level 5 Diploma in HR Management in June 2021 and holds Associate membership with the CIPD. Jenny is responsible for advising clients on employment law and best practices while maintaining a strong commercial focus.

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