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Helping organisations and teams achieve their vision

For 30 years, Judith has worked in HR, people and organisational development across a wide range of sectors, including voluntary, charity, local government and retail.

Most recently, she has been working in the faith sector, for the Church of England in Gloucestershire, with director level responsibilities for a range of organisational teams and functions.

Qualifications and experience

She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and is experienced in strategic and operational management. 

Working collaboratively and in partnership, Judith develops stakeholder relationships and networks and has had a supportive role working with police, local government, health services and community organisations, as well as being a charity trustee herself. 

She has mentored and supported many new to trusteeship/governance; management roles; and HR professionals.  Judith never turns down an opportunity to speak to different audiences in order to raise the profile of HR as a key business ally!

Career journey

Judith’s career journey began as corporate training and learning manager for an international development agency.  She has since been a generalist HR practitioner and manager, specialising in: 

  • HR business partnering
  • policy development
  • organisational cultural, and structural change management
  • strategic and operational workforce capacity and resourcing
  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • health and safety
  • wellbeing

Judith holds an LLM Canon Law, and, within the Church of England, she has a broad understanding of the many and varied contexts and dynamics of diocesan and parish life.  In the Diocese of Gloucester, she has several directorial responsibilities, including HR and Safeguarding; she is a member of the Bishop’s Staff Team; and is a lay canon of Gloucester Cathedral.

Judith is well known for being a ‘go to’ person for a plan, however operational, developmental, or structural a need may be, and she brings to these professionalism, integrity, pragmatism and a practical approach to problem solving.

Approaches and Activities

Judith’s approaches include practical research, stakeholder engagement and participation, building relationships, capacity, trust and confidence, change processes, and giving security in clear governance, employment, office holder, and volunteer processes and practicalities.

Being able to remain impartial and sensitive yet value driven, Judith’s advice or support can be sought to help facilitate fresh thinking, help investigate/unpick a problem; take up a project for you, or help you make a plan!