07964 892 407 or 07789 404 811 carolyn@sdhr.co.uk

We take the stress out of HR

We provide independent, expert HR advice and bespoke training services to the education sector and a range of small to medium sized businesses.

We have the professional skills and expertise to resolve your HR challenges and help you to get the very best out of your people.

Why choose SDHR?

Our Consultants are highly skilled Chartered Members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Between us we have gained over 30 years of HR experience in various sectors.

No HR issue is too small or too difficult for us to manage. We take full ownership of the challenges you face and provide common sense solutions. This means your senior staff can devote their full attention to their core responsibilities without worrying about HR issues.

We take genuine pride in building strong relationships with our clients and are fully committed to delivering the best outcome for you.

Meet the Team

Sue Dormand

HR Director (Chartered MCIPD, MA HRM)

Sue is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She has 19 years’ proven HR experience gained across the private and public sectors. She gained a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Oxford Brookes University in 2003.

Sue is a skilled communicator and is adept at delivering strategies to progress and resolve people management issues.

Sue provides high quality, personal human resources advice and support to sectors including education, accountancy, IT, construction, flooring, dentistry, cleaning services, retail and electronics.

Sue is an accredited Safer Recruitment trainer having successfully trained over 400 individuals in schools and private businesses.

Carolyn Ellis

HR Consultant (Chartered MCIPD)

A Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development since 2005, Carolyn qualified from Anglia University in Business and Finance, with a specialism in Human Resource Management.

Carolyn has over 20 years proven HR experience gained predominantly in the public sector, including education, charitable and housing sectors.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to SDHR, is known and respected for her calm, friendly and methodical approach to a wide range of HR and Employment Law challenges.

Our Services

Recruitment and Selection

We are dedicated to delivering a fully customised service, tailored to your requirements.

Absence Management

Employee absence can be a significant cost to your business. We can help you manage this effectively.

Performance Management / Capability

We can help you develop robust performance management tools and support you in capability matters.

Employment Disputes

We are highly skilled and experienced in managing all aspects of complex disputes, in a fair and consistent manner.

Employment Legislation

We can advise on all areas of employment law and ensure your processes and documents are up to date and compliant.

Employee Handbooks, HR Policies and Procedures

We can create an Employee Handbook or a wide range of user friendly HR Policies to suit your specific needs.

HR Audits

We conduct comprehensive HR audits.

Advice and Guidance

We provide unlimited advice and guidance on all aspects of HR from routine queries to more complex, high risk situations.

Other HR Services and Support

We are asked to support schools and businesses in numerous other ways, for example:

● TUPE management
● Restructure management
● Whistleblowing
● Equal opportunities and diversity
● Redundancy
● Mediation
● Change management
● Career management
● Coaching
● HR strategy and workforce planning
● Education sector-specific documents.

Please contact us to discuss any of your HR queries or concerns.

See our Training page for the wide range of bespoke training we can offer you.


More info

Contact Us

If your school or company needs help with any aspect of HR or training, please contact us for a no-obligation discussion. If you’d prefer to speak to Sue or Carolyn in person, we’d love to hear from you!

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SDHR Limited
PO Box 1455

Sue Dormand
07789 404811

Carolyn Ellis
07964 892407