Alison Hurlstone

  • HR
  • Newcastle, STS, ST5 9QH, UK
  • 08/03/2019
Contractor Human Resources

Personal Summary

Anglian Ruskin University
1983 - 1985
Diploma in European Studies: French, Economics, Business Statistics/Accounting,
Marketing, Italian (ab initio), Secretarial Studies (Typing and shorthand)

Staffordshire University

1990 - 1992
Foundation Module for Professional Management:
Distinctions in Development and Resourcing
Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD)
Employee Resourcing, Human Resource Development, Employee Relations (Distinction)

Work Experience

HR Manager
Nov 2015 - Mar 2019 Cygnet Group

Interim assignment working with a Group Company (Cygnet Group) in a generalist HR Management role. The Group divisions are: Ox-Carb, Engineering, Oil and Gas and Recruitment. Introduced steering and focus groups to improve and develop the culture in line with Group values. Training managers to implement best practice. Worked with Giant on Core Groups and Leadership Development. Operational HR Management/ Payroll processing, Compensation and Benefits. Health and Safety. Complex ER Situations.

Dec 2014 - Nov 2015 Self Employed

Various short and longer term projects for SME's and larger Organisations - Culture and Strategy, Grievances, Mediation, Recruitment, Contracts, Policies and Procedures, Team and project management. Obtained funding for various clients for growth and development.
Implementation of Auto-enrolment.

Dec 2014 - Nov 2015 Highways England and Welcome Break

Management of an innovative project with my client in association with Highways England and Welcome Break. Recruiting and training a team of Ambassadors for a trial based at Keele working on various shifts. Managing and training the team in customer services and delivery of targets and objectives. Implementation of a new online HR system and developing good HR practices at Oxford based Head Office.

HR Manager
May 2014 - Nov 2014 KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) Limited

Volume Recruitment. Compensation and benefits, Discipline, grievances, policies and procedures, developing Apprentices. Introduction of new HR System linked to MRP. Continuous Improvement. Payroll process alignment. Absence monitoring and management.

HR Consultant
Jan 2014 - May 2014 local Companies

Securing funding for a Scholarship Programme within a local Business and advising on improvements to HR practice, policies and procedures. Culture analysis and advice on Continuous Improvement for Business activity and QHSE. Recruitment for various roles industrial and commercial. Implementation of Occupational Health System. Training and delivery of Performance Management Programmes.

HR Director
Sep 2007 - Dec 2013 ST5 9QH

Senior Management Team Member reporting to CEO in Texas

HR Director
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011 the Alfa Laval Group

As with ASH Limited

HR Manager
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007 Ashbrook Simon Hartley Limited

As above - not on Board at this point 

HR Advisor
Feb 1997 - Jan 2005 UK Ltd Company

owned by American Investors and Management Team)

Direct, manage and develop the HR function, working with the Senior Management Team (UK and US) and Group. Devise and implement policies and procedures in line with the Corporate visions and values. Recruitment and Selection, Training & Development (Occupational Testing), Health, Welfare and Safety. Budget holder for training and development. Operational management and fleet management responsibility. Job Evaluation. Performance Management. Experience of TUPE acquisitions and disposals (project management and due diligence.) HR Advisor. Strategy and managing change. Improvements and maintenance of the QHSE standards.

Lex Service PLC
Lex Commercials Ltd
Westwood Business Park

Personnel Officer/Group Personnel Officer
Jan 1993 - Jan 1997 CV4 9JB

Consultant/advisory capacity for Head Office Directors and Senior Managers in the field (22 sites in the UK) Complete management reporting and information system. Delivery of in-house Customer Service training. Project work on integrated personnel and payroll system across Lex Service (9,000 employees.) Generalist role.

Arlington Motor Company

Personnel Officer
Jan 1987 - Jan 1993 Unigate Plc

Reporting to the General Manager. Personnel/Payroll Administration. Database and Personnel/Training records for two dealerships. Supervision of two staff (payroll/personnel) Secondment to Head Office to undertake specific projects. Health and Safety Administration. General HR Advice.

Siemens Limited
Eaton Bank Trading Estate

Training and HR Co-Ordinator
Jan 1985 - Jan 1987

Employee and Customer Training within the Customer Service Centre. Personnel records for Engineers and staff. Customer/Personnel database. Control of staff rotas. Commercial control for training department. Introduction of Quality Assurance.


O and A Levels
Jun 1983 - Jun 1985 Clayton Hall Grammar School for Girls
Jun 1989 - Jul 1992 Staffs University


General-Other: Human Resources  

Total Years of Experience


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