Who we are

At The HR Dept (Trafford and Warrington) we are an award winning HR team providing outsourced HR advice and support to small and medium sized businesses and to the education sector in the Trafford, Altrincham, Sale, Hale, Bowdon, Partington, Carrington, Urmston, Flixton, Lymm, Warrington and Runcorn areas.

Having an affordable outsourced HR service allows you to have access to a   professional local HR department, without the expense of hiring your own HR Manager, or we can provide additional support to your in-house HR person.

We are not a call centre and can offer flexible HR support at very competitive prices, with a ‘can do’ and pragmatic approach, giving you complete peace of mind, allowing you to focus on running your business.

How we can help your business

Up to date employment law & HR advice (with supporting letters/documents) Local & personal HR service, including ‘hands on’ and on-site support if required
Flexible HR support from ‘one off’ or ‘pay as you go’ HR support through to a fully retained & insured outsourced service Our advice is covered by market leading insurance cover for legal costs & awards in the event of an employment tribunal claim for retained clients
Contracts of Employment, Self-Employed Contracts, Apprentice Agreements & Director Service Agreements Employee Handbooks and best practice policies all employers need to have in place
Advice & support on disciplinary, poor performance, grievance & sickness absence (including on-site attendance) Training (including HR Essentials, Management Development Programme & HR courses)
Advice on organisational change, restructures, redundancies & TUPE Dismissals & Settlement Agreements
Advice on school terms & conditions (Burgundy & Green books) and conducting meetings with Trade Unions Helping you to develop an HR/People Strategy to deliver your Business Strategy


Why not contact us today to request a FREE review of your existing contracts and handbook or for a FREE consultation to see how the HR Dept can help your business.Call us on 0345 053 3665 or 0161 941 5973 or email admintaw@hrdept.co.uk

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Meet the team

Jill Bottomley


Jill has owned the HR Dept (Trafford and Warrington) since 2006. With over 25 years’ HR experience, she is able to provide a wealth of expertise with a strong commercial and customer focus. Jill has operated at a senior level in developing blue chip HR strategy and has provided generalist HR advice and support to blue chip companies, SMEs in a wide range of industries and sectors and to Schools/Academies.  Jill is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.


Jill is also a voluntary Director of The Hamblin Education Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust (Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and North Cestrian School).


Annabel Lyons

Senior HR Advisor

Annabel has over 18 years’ HR experience covering a wide range of HR disciplines including generalist HR, Management Development, Training, TUPE, Employee Relations, Redundancies and Recruitment; gained across a range of industries.  Annabel also has significant Operational Management experience gained through Branch Management in the Insurance sector.

Annabel is CIPD qualified.

Clare Slavin

Senior HR Advisor

Clare has over 10 years’ experience in Recruitment and Human Resource Management.

She has worked in both the public and private sector, supporting on a variety of issues and projects including: Performance Management, Recruitment, Mediation, Policy Development and Team Culture and Change Management.

Clare has an interest in Psychology and Behaviour in the workplace and is CIPD qualified.

Gemma Fyfe

HR Advisor

Gemma has broad HR experience in providing HR and employee relations advice; development of contracts of employment and employee handbooks and policies and provides general HR and office management support to the team.  She has Team Leader experience in managing teams, improving processes and implementing change.

Gemma is CIPD qualified to Level 5.

Amy Pasicznyk

Business Co-ordinator

Amy has over 12 years’ recruitment experience. She has worked in a broad range of industries providing generalist HR advice and support to managers and employees. Amy has an interest in Leadership & Management Training and People Development.

Amy has a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management. She is also Level 7 CIPD qualified.

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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