I'm a fully qualified HR and training professional with 18 years’ post-graduate experience, including 10 with the Non-Profit sector.

A Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, I'm also a qualified Employment Law Paralegal, and a registered Investors In People specialist adviser/assessor.

My professional values:

  • Expertise – a credible technical specialist in HR, employment law and training, who maintains up-to-date knowledge, skills and credentials
  • Accountability – no passing the buck; taking personal ownership and responsibility to keep my promises because I only promise what I know I can deliver
  • Responsivenessto client needs, to swift delivery, to suggestions and ideas and to a changing business and legal context
  • Caringa genuine concern for you, your staff, your organisation and your service users, and to adding value to each one
  • Green being as environmentally-friendly as possible; reducing, reusing and recycling, saving the planet one tree at a time!


Tara Daynes, BA (Hons), FCIPD, MSSP

Tara Daynes

I've worked with a variety of industries, but now focus mainly on Non-Profit organisations - my clients include voluntary organisations, animal, disability, childrens' and other charities, care services, education and training providers, housing associations, creative arts organisations and community enterprises.

My main passion is learning and development, particularly designing and delivering engaging, interactive courses, workshops and seminars (see the Training page for more details!)

I particularly specialise in start-up HR functions, including writing all required staffing policies and procedures and staff handbooks, and providing training for line management and staff on key issues.

I'm also experienced in helping organisations achieve Investors In People status through creation and implementation of initiatives and strategies designed to improve the performance of the organisation through its people management practices.

I have a collaborative and empathetic approach, and aim to work with organisations and line managers to make them as self-sufficient as possible in the area of people management. My aim is to help not-for-profit companies meet both their legal obligations and their organisational objectives through recruiting, retaining and developing high quality staff who are engaged and committed, and feel valued and motivated by their employer’s investment in them.

While my personal style is relaxed and informal, I have high standards of professional integrity and technical proficiency. I am a speaker and presenter and regularly deliver free seminars for organisations such as City Business Library, the CIPD and various networking groups, and am a regular contributor to various business websites. I'm also frequently featured in the media, including press commentary, radio interviews and a BBC documentary, as an HR expert. (See the Links page for more information!)

Here's what some clients have said...

“Came across as highly personable and experienced in HR”

“As a consultant she really does know her stuff – and can explain it in layman’s terms.”

“Utterly reliable following though with high quality work on all her commitments”

“Great presentation! Liked the no-nonsense, direct and crisp style, it had great impact.”

“Extremely professional, easy to work with and is clearly an expert in her field”