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Thank you Kate for a clear and comprehensive and very useful coverage of Legal Aspects of Recruitment - I could not believe it, but the hour flew by!

Sheila Thornton, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Community Action MK

HR for Sports Associations and NGOs

For almost 20 years Russell HR Consulting has provided HR support to a number of sports associations, national governing bodies and associated businesses across the UK. We take time to understand our client’s work environment so we can ensure that our human resources advice is properly tailored to meet the needs of the business.

  England Hockey’s HR Manager, Michele Townsend, describes working with us:
  The service Russell HR Consulting has provided has always been prompt, accessible and efficient. They quickly developed a strong understanding of our business, so whenever we need their expertise it is always tailored to meet our business needs. Their newsletter is an added bonus, prompting us to keep up with changes in the law ourselves.


Circumstances can change depending on the funding received often meaning we assist the sports association with a reorganisation, usually resulting in recruitment, redundancies and the use of settlement agreements. We have also dealt with safeguarding issues, flexible working, a particularly challenging return from maternity leave, and the discreet but rapid redeployment of key players.

We work closely with internal HR professionals as well as CEOs and operations managers. Our retained HR service gives our clients a fixed fee plan which means you get HR support from people who know how to get their teeth in your business, and give proactive and robust advice. The contents of each retained service are tailored to meet the individual organisation’s needs.

For smaller organisations we have developed a mini-HR product, Affordable HR service for SMEs.

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