Mentors

This page is here to support you in your role as a mentor.  Please read through the mentor guide below. It has been written to help you on your mentor journey.  On this page you will also find additional resources, including forms to support your work with mentors and exclusive mentor development that the CIPD has made available.  

The branch will also organise regular events for mentors to develop skills and to offer support.

When you are ready to find a mentee click the button below. You will see a list of members looking for a mentor. 

Mentor Guide

This guide has been created to support Mentors involved in the West Yorkshire CIPD Branch Mentoring Programme. It aims to be a simple yet effective set of resources to support those taking on the role of Mentor in the Mentoring relationship.

Mentoring Forms

These forms are to help you plan and review meetings with your mentee and to set out any actions you agree.  The most important document is the agreement.  This is the framework and guidelines, you and your mentee agree to work within.  The forms are for your personal use and are not required by the Branch.   

Development Resources

The CIPD has broadcast a number of webinars and events to support mentors.  We will add more resources when they become available.  If there is a topic you would like covered, please let us know.  The CIPD asks that these resources are used solely for your personal development.

Effective Questioning Skills for Mentors

Mentoring Through Change

Being an Effective Mentee

Introduction to Mentoring at CIPD

Members looking for Mentor

There are a number of members looking for a Mentor to support them on their career journey. If you are interested in mentoring one of our members, please contact the user directly below.  

Alex Hockett

Achievement Goal

Mentoring from a Strategic Leader of People team with HR background

Current Work/Education Situation

Strategic People Lead for a Nationwide Housing Association

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Amanda Hawrot

Achievement Goal

To understand what I have to offer, understand my worth and establish my future career path.

Current Work/Education Situation

Full time HR & Training Manager for Social Care Charity. Studying with Avado L5 HRM to end May 2021.

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Amrit Gata-Aura

Achievement Goal

Guidance, discussion on HR projects. Career development.

Current Work/Education Situation

I have recently completed L5 CIPD and a HR Consultant apprenticeship. I am a HRBP.

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Becky Mee

Achievement Goal

Grow my understanding and expertise in OD&D and influencing skills for pitching strategies to owners

Current Work/Education Situation

Employed full time in an SME providing both outsourced and consultancy based HR support to SMEs.

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Chris Baines

Achievement Goal

Advice and support on achieving a new role commensurate with my experience and skills. I would like to be better at identifying and 'selling' my skills and, once in post, ensuring HR's contribution to the organisation is recognised.

Current Work/Education Situation

Nearing the end of a temporary contract.

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Edgar Tombe

Achievement Goal

better insight of the role of Head of HR/ HRD As it career Goal

Current Work/Education Situation

HR Business Business Partner in the Third sector

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Emma Brown

Achievement Goal

Gain valuable advice, discuss career development and how best to improve my skills and stand out

Current Work/Education Situation

Currently HR & Talent Administrator - Professional Services Currently studying L5 CIPD

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Emma Cosgrove

Achievement Goal

I’d like to develop my skills in HR particularly in the talent and succession management area.

Current Work/Education Situation

I’m a full time Leadership Development Consultant at Nationwide Building Society.

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Emma Rowley

Achievement Goal

To learn from other HR professionals who can encourage, challenge and push me forward in my career.

Current Work/Education Situation

I work as a HR Advisor in the charity sector and recently completed by CIPD Level 5 in HRM.

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Erika Samenaite

Achievement Goal

Develop knowledge, skills, capabilities required to progress into L&D role

Current Work/Education Situation

Working as a Business Planning Officer in HR department. CIPD Level 3 / CIM Level 4 qualified

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Gemma Boycott

Achievement Goal

What I would like to achieve from having a mentor is to help me build knowledge, skills and confidence in becoming a Senior HR Business Partner. In particular business acumen, influencing skills and decision making.

Current Work/Education Situation

I am currently a People Partner and I am studying for my CIPD Level 7

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Georgiana Scarlat

Achievement Goal

Just finished my Level 5 Diploma in L&D. I need support deciding in which areas to specialise, support with the mentoring relationship as I want to introduce this in the Company

Current Work/Education Situation

I am the only person in the L&D team and I struggle sometimes with handling all the L&D parts. I feel I need to learn from someone with experience how to own the department and I also need to create a job spec for myself for the next appraisal.

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Hannah Starkey

Achievement Goal

I have recently started in a stand alone role HR Manager role and would like some peer support

Current Work/Education Situation

Full time stand alone HR Manager for an IT Tech SME

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Hannah Dean

Achievement Goal

Practical HR & developmental support & advice to navigate new role as a standalone HR manager.

Current Work/Education Situation

HR Manager at Northern Ballet - started in April 2022. CIPD Level 5 qualified.

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Emily Hanson

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Hattie Ensor

Achievement Goal

I would like some guidance on how to improve in my role, and some keys areas I could help my workplace grow using my own knowledge. I don't work within an HR team so don't have this specific support within my workplace.

Current Work/Education Situation

I'm currently an office manager with HR responsibilities for a PR agency in Leeds, a role I started in January. There are currently no other HR/People team members within the team.

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Hannah McCluskey

Achievement Goal

A successful first year in my first stand alone HR Manager role

Current Work/Education Situation

Transitioning from a HR Partner role in a large business & team to a stand alone HR Manager role

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Hannah Mcmahon

Achievement Goal

I would like to learn how to progress from my current role as a HR administrator to an advisory role

Current Work/Education Situation

I am currently working for a large organisation as a HR Administrator

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Iffat Iqbal

Achievement Goal

I am a Learning Specialist and looking to progress in to strategic L&D/ L&D Business Partner

Current Work/Education Situation

I have over 13 years experience of working in L&D. I have a BA Hons Degree & Level 5 CIPD Diploma

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Jatalya Dawes

Achievement Goal

Leadership skills Planning and management skills Strategic thinking Time management

Current Work/Education Situation

Senior people partner working in the third sector

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Jennifer Lecomber-Peace

Achievement Goal

I'm currently applying for my member status and then I want to work towards fellow status. I'm currently in a stand-alone HR role and feel I would really benefit from working with a more experienced HR professional to stretch my thinking and give me the push to be brave with my ideas.

Current Work/Education Situation

I am a stand-alone HR Manager at a tech company. I work remotely. As a company we are trialling the 4 day work week. So by my company's standards I am full-time but comparative to other's I am part-time.

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Jess Harris

Achievement Goal

More confidence in going for better job roles by growing my knowledge in relevant topics

Current Work/Education Situation

General Manager hospitality, job offer as HR Administrator, Level 5 diploma

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Jay Russell

Achievement Goal

I would like to increase my skills to make the next step in my career.

Current Work/Education Situation

I am the manager of a small HR team in a fast growing company. I am studying Level 5 CIPD HRM.

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kayleigh Micklethwaite

Achievement Goal

Having recently secured a new role as Head of People, I would really like to work with a mentor to f

Current Work/Education Situation

I have worked in HR for 9 years, always in the Hospitality Industry. Most of my career has been with

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Kate Howlett

Achievement Goal

To support me in identifying a career path/plan for the future

Current Work/Education Situation

HR&OD Business Partner

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Catherine Lothian

Achievement Goal

Support to explore general HR roles, matched to my skills and experience, to progress.

Current Work/Education Situation

Senior manager in an L & D function in NHS, with recruitment and specialised HR experience.

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Lauren lauren.mawson@hotmail.com

Achievement Goal

Develop leadership/management skills through experience of a mentor to help progress my career.

Current Work/Education Situation

I am full time a HR Business Partner and looking to progress to a more strategic/manager type role.

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Lei Wise

Achievement Goal

I’ve recently moved into a Group role and am seeking support to transition into function leadership.

Current Work/Education Situation

Current position is Group HR Manager at a SME Education MA Human Resource Management

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Lisa Wainwright

Achievement Goal

Support/direction/a sounding board re my future career choices and development.

Current Work/Education Situation

HR Manager, Assoc CIPD level (2011) and about to complete paperwork for Chartered membership.

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Louise Abbott

Achievement Goal

Career advice, professional HR advice, how to network more, how to be more strategic.

Current Work/Education Situation

Stand alone part-time HR generalist. CIDP level 7 qualification.

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Louise Hodgson

Achievement Goal

To pass the HR level 5 course I am currently doing. To assist in HR and strategy in my role at work.

Current Work/Education Situation

Practice manager for a small Architectural and Engineering consultancy.

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Melissa Clarke

Achievement Goal

Advice on my career path, some guidance on how I can improve professionally and offer motivation

Current Work/Education Situation

Workforce Development Adviser at The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Previous HR and L&D admin roles

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Michelle Ramsden

Achievement Goal

Help to develop skills and knowledge, career development and goal setting.

Current Work/Education Situation

In full time work

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Natalie Hopman

Achievement Goal

Guidance on how to build a career in HR / Learn from mentor's knowledge/experience.

Current Work/Education Situation

Working fulltime (Pensions) and studying CIPD level 5.

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Nuria Luheshi

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Tsampika Psyllaki

Achievement Goal

Advise, share their skills, expertise and contacts, be able to provide constructive feedback

Current Work/Education Situation

CIPD 7, MSc HR management, HR assistant employee, Business owner of Perform HR- HR Consultant

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Rebecca Kinnard

Achievement Goal

I feel stuck in my current role, as there is nowhere to progress to, been in same org for 16 years.

Current Work/Education Situation

Almost finished my level 5, been in my current role for nearly 3 years.

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Rebecca Parker

Achievement Goal

I would like to excel in my HR Career and I need guidance to build my confidence to get there.

Current Work/Education Situation

Employed as an HR Business Partner within a housing association

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Rosie Mellers

Achievement Goal

To be challenged and pushed out of my comfort zone, to reignite a passion for the profession.

Current Work/Education Situation

I am an HR Business Partner in a corporate business. I am currently CIPD Level 5 qualified.

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Ryan Hollingshead

Achievement Goal

As the head of HR within an SME. I am keen to enhance strategic knowledge and senior leadership

Current Work/Education Situation

I have completed 4 modules of my CIPD level 7 diploma.

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Sallie Bewell

Achievement Goal

Confidence to put in place measures for wellbeing and employee engagement and build experience

Current Work/Education Situation

Work for an SME as sole HR resource. Did my level 3 last year and promoted to People Manager Jun 19

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Sally Elmer

Achievement Goal

I'd love to widen my local network and gain advice on how to progress my HR career.

Current Work/Education Situation

Working full time, 20+ years experience in CE, IT and people management. Studying CIPD L5 Diploma

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Sarah Hardy

Achievement Goal

Working as a Recruitment Manager with a desire to progress to next level in 2-3 years

Current Work/Education Situation

Starting to study Level 7 Diploma

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Sophie-Ann Goodhind

Achievement Goal

To build relationships with the wider external HR community and to learn from other HR professionals

Current Work/Education Situation

I work as a HR Change Partner for Direct Line Group. I am 1 year into my HR career and have completed my Level 5 in HRM

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Victoria Adeusi

Achievement Goal

I would like to develop my skills and knowledge, gaining advise from a more experienced professional

Current Work/Education Situation

I am currently employed and work full time

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