Training: Essential co-operative HR – Manchester

Take your co-op to the next level with our one day training courses, delivered by co-operative experts.

Read more about our Essential co-operative HR training below. It takes place in Manchester on Thursday 15 October, 10AM-4PM.


About the training

This is a practical workshop aimed at highlighting the key areas of HR and employment law, helping delegates to understand the rights and responsibilities which apply throughout the employment relationship, from initial recruitment through to termination.

"Very well thought out course – a great basis of knowledge" 
Martha Kitchen, Lincolnshire Co-op

How much does it cost?

The training costs £150 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK and £215 + VAT for non-members.

How attendees will benefit

Attendees will benefit by leaving the course with a better understanding of;

  • Recruitment
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Basic policies and procedures
  • Pay
  • Leave & Absence
  • Discipline & Grievance
  • Fair Dismissal
  • Resignation & Retirement
  • Notice Requirements

Who should attend

The course is aimed at people with little or no experience of HR, who may find themselves responsible for managing day to day HR and employment law issues in their organisation.

What attendees will learn

  • How to ensure a fair recruitment process
  • The minimum requirements for contracts of employment and essential policies and procedures
  • What you need to consider when managing employees with regard to their pay, when they take time off and when disciplinary or grievance matters arise
  • What the employer’s obligations are when the employment relationship ends

About the trainer

Gary Morrison is a Senior Lawyer for Co-operatives UK. He is a practising solicitor with an extensive knowledge of employment law and he has been advising co-operative employers for over ten years. Kate Fielding is Co-operatives UK HR Reward and Policy Manager. With over 10 years’ experience in co-operative HR, Kate is a chartered member of the CIPD specialising in all things policy, Kate is well placed to provide expert advice, guidance and support on all aspects of the employment journey. Gary and Kate will run the course together, using practical case studies and techniques to give you confidence in this field.

"An engaging whistle stop tour of all HR related matters" 
Kieran Smalley, Lincolnshire Co-op


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Event details
Date and time
Thursday, 15 October 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Co-operatives UK
Holyoake House
Hanover Street
M60 0AS
United Kingdom
More information
Contact Leoni Merrifield
Updated: 01/11/2019