Pamela Whitehead

Areas of expertise

Civil Commercial &
ODR


Languages

English

Professional Memberships

Accredited ADRg UK & INADR Chicago USA
Fellow of CIPD
Chamber of Commerce


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Professional Experience

2011 – to date -Director of PJW HR Consultancy Mediator, HR Consultant Executive Coach L&D specialist
2005 – 2011 -Head of Human Resources Lloyds Banking Group & Scottish Widows Bank. I Helped shape and develop the strategic direction of the newly formed organisation, focusing on integration of colleagues and sites across all brands in the UK, to form a unified Lloyds Banking Group mortgage team. I was responsible for resourcing, recruitment and training of all the call centres handling acquisition through to servicing and complaints handling across the UK and India. I managed a team of 8 HR Business Partners and L & D Specialists across all Brands in Retail During my time at Lloyds, I was the HBOS Head of Performance culture and prior to that, Head of Learning and Development and Senior Regional Training Manager.


Style

I have over 30 years’ hands on business experience across a range of industries and professions working with SMEs and top FTSE 100 companies at all levels. My passion and focus is always in the ER space and the people agenda. I believe business is relatively straight forward, the people agenda is the one usually over- looked. With the scale scope and pace of change the continued state of flux organisations find themselves in is finding leaders and managers having to grapple with complex supply chains, flatter structures, broader spans of control, a transient workforce, remote working, demographic change, individualism and changes in the tribunal process to name just a few. Unfortunately, not all companies have the mechanisms for people to be heard. All of this is leading to a more challenging environment for employers and employees - conflict within the working environment is growing. Many employers haven't significantly modified their general approach to dispute resolution as a result of recent legislative changes.

Client Feedback

Jo Rose Head of Employee Relations and Policy UK & Ireland at Experian
“I have engaged Pam to mediate in escalated ER cases. In the main, these cases have been in the area of relationship issues or in the context of our formal complaints procedure in which mediation has been used as an alternative or as part of the outcome. I have found that Pam is credible and creates trust with the people she works with, she is clear about role scope and boundary management and has successfully created mediation and future working agreements in the cases where she has been engaged. As an added bonus, she is extremely commercial and having worked in large organisations, understands the interdependencies in complex employment cases. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pam as a mediator.”
Andrea Hackett Head of Customer Care at Experian
“Pam's breadth of experience and knowledge across a wide industry base means she has a real grasp of the issues and challenges faced by Businesses. Pam demonstrates time and again her ability to use this bank of knowledge to help resolve problems and conflict in a wide variety of situations.”
Mandy Smith and Synseal Extrusions Ltd
“Pam 's experience and professionalism enables her to display a calm engaging manner when faced with the challenges business face. Her ability to help parties arrive at solutions in a pragmatic manner is extremely impressive.”
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