Experience

Change Management/Organisational Development experience

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)
IRIS Consulting designed and delivered the ODA’s leadership development programme for their senior and middle managers. Our work focused on key issues of performance delivery – such as managing stakeholders and co-ordinating inputs from a wide range of partners.

Members of our team provided one-to-one coaching for senior ODA executives.

We designed the ODA’s People Strategy and formulated their policies on pay and remuneration.

We designed and delivered training programmes for all their staff on accessible communications, diversity and equalities.

Metropolitan Police
IRIS Consulting designed a comprehensive leadership development programme aimed at changing work place cultures and raising performance. On this project our team worked closely with staff at all levels in four Borough Command Units (BCUs) and the CCU.

Our leadership development programme included action learning sets, team building exercises and one-to-one and group coaching.

Crown Estate
IRIS Consulting designed a new grading structure for all staff in the organisation taking into account market conditions and availability of various professional disciplines.

We consulted staff at all levels and trade unions in implementing this new staffing framework.

Lloyd’s Register
IRIS Consulting devised and delivered internal culture change initiatives. We also designed and delivered bespoke training workshops on equality and diversity.

Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions
Review and design of new performance management system to promote objectives of Modernising Government and Civil Service Reform

Welsh Development Agency

  • Evaluation of Gender Equality Project in Small and Medium Size Enterprises in South Wales
  • Review of personnel systems including appraisals, equal pay, recruitment and retention

Valuation Tribunal Service
Review of staffing arrangements including pay and grading structures, job evaluation and new performance management system

Diversity
We designed and delivered bespoke training workshops on diversity for the ODA, Lloyd’s Register, Housing Associations and Local Authorities.

Review of existing HR policies and practices and “Awareness” training for Board members and all staff at large housing association.

SportEngland
Review of equity policies (in association with Continuum Sport & Leisure)

New Opportunities Fund
Strategic advice and operational support on whole range of HR activities including design of policies on recruitment, reward, grading, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities.

Salary Surveys
Several surveys carried out on behalf of public and private sector clients to ascertain market rates for senior positions at Chief Executive and Director levels.

Recruitment and Selection
Support to leading firm of recruitment consultants on assessment of candidates for senior positions in local government and housing associations.

Procurement

IRIS provides independent authoritative advice on procurement issues for both public and private sector. Our managing director has advised the Cabinet Office on public sector procurement issues as a member of its Advisory Panel since 2011.

Our research for government departments includes “lessons from  local authority outsourcing” commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions.

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