HR Support

Empower HR Support

bigstockphoto_Business_Success_4947218Human Resources management represents one of the biggest challenges faced by small and medium-sized charities.

Managers often struggle to deal with long-term or persistent sickness, poor performance or conduct issues and few relish having to implement the disciplinary or capability processes.

Funding to support the employment of an HR officer is rare and, with the ever-present threat of litigation, the costs of getting it wrong are high.

We understand the challenge of running a not-for-profit organisation and our HR support services take the stress out of HR management while helping you achieve compliance.

Always affordable and providing a real return on your investment, we’ll help you get the most from your team and keep costs down.

HR Consultancy

handshakeMany charities are finding that increasing amounts of time are spent managing HR issues. For Trustee Boards these are both time consuming and emotionally draining. Empower can respond to HR issues on an individual basis or offer a practical hands on HR function.

We actually work within the organisation and do the work, not simply offer advice. We remove the stress of dealing with HR issues, leaving you free to focus on your other priorities.

This consultancy work is both strategic and operational in relation to the HR function. Attendance at the client’s offices may be necessary; however, the consultancy also provides a separate email and telephone advice service as required.

The consultancy can offer practical support and advice to organisations on a range of HR matters.

Interim Management

Do you have a post that you are having difficulty filling? Or need someone on a flexible basis to cover maternity or sickness? Our interim managers are accustomed to operating at an extremely high level and will hit the ground running.

Each comes with admin support and the backing of a team of specialists to ensure all aspects of the job are covered. The benefits of using interim management is that you have cover when you need it and for as long as you need it. We do not charge for recruitment fees and you save on advertising costs.


fitness-wales"This was a challenging but exciting time for Fitness Wales as we plan for the future growth of the organisation. It was therefore felt by trustees that we would benefit from some expert leadership in the Third Sector to help us with moving things forward, to place us in the best possible position to take advantage of the opportunities that are in front of us and to ensure we optimise achievement of the associated development in our charitable objects. Bev provided not just expertise in Third Sector operations but she has also shown positive and effective leadership in tackling key issues facing the business that have already had a significant impact. As trustees, we are extremely grateful to Bev for the way that she has 'hit the ground running' and fitted in so easily in such a short time. "

Dena Digweed: Chair, Fitness Wales


HR Advice Line

empowerA simple, cost-effective way to unlimited phone and online HR advice. With hands-on support when you need it.

From just £99 per month you’ll get unlimited telephone and online chat access to a professional HR advisor with specialist knowledge of the Third Sector.

We can help with HR questions and issues on anything, including:

  • Staff performance
  • Restructures
  • Grievance and Disciplinary
  • Recruitment
  • Managing Absence
  • Mediation
  • Policy and Equality advice


Want to know more?

Call us on 01443 472 462 or email to arrange a no obligation meeting to discuss whether the HR Advice Line is right for you.


cynnal"Cynnal Cymru worked with Empower svs to review our HR policies and procedures, recruit new trustees and help us develop our future plans. Bev and her team provided a great service, which helped us move forward. There were a lot of tricky issues to deal with which were handled sensitively and fairly. They bought expertise and positive energy to the process, and were adaptable and flexible to our needs. I would definitely use them again and recommend to others "

Helen Nelson, Cynnal Cymru


Independent Investigations

When a complaint or allegation is raised in your workplace, you may benefit an independent investigator. It may be that your own managers are stretched to capacity or your internal resources have been exhausted in relation to a particular issue. Or it may be that because of the particular sensitivities of the case or the seniority of those involved, you consider an external investigator to be more appropriate.  Empower are able to assist  and investigate sensitively and thoroughly. We will make sure the process is as constructive as possible by giving everyone the chance to put their views across, give their evidence, and feel heard.

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Happy Customers


broomfield“We know the difference having someone like Bev can have to the running of a charity. Bev is dynamic and tackles issue head on.

We are glad that following our advice Bryncynon appointed her along with her colleagues at Empower to take the charity forward.”

Sarah Case
Charity Expert at Broomfield Alexander