Dalrymple – Associate Consultant
Donna is a human resources specialist with over
15 year’s experience in a variety of HR roles within the National
Health Service. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel
and Development and for several years has undertaken strategic
management, policy development and project management roles for
both primary care trusts and special health authorities.
Within the NHS, Donna held operational roles in large
and complex health organisations, such as the King’s College
Hospital, the Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital
in London; and for eight years led personnel and recruitment teams
within Camden Primary Care Trust. In 2003, Donna set up and subsequently
managed the HR function for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence
(NICE) including developing a suite of organisational policies and
procedures, together with a programme of communication, training
and support for staff and managers. Donna is current Director of HR for Waltham Forest College of Further Education.
Donna has a keen interest and expertise in HR policy
development. She is particularly versed in developing and implementing
family friendly and work-life balance policies and practices, and
in supporting the development of race equality schemes and action
plans. Donna also created and introduced a harassment advisors programme
for a three NHS organisations in London. In addition, she was instrumental
in the creation of a childcare strategy for NHS organisations in
North London and was successful in obtaining funding and recruiting
a number of childcare co-ordinators to work with health organisations
to address their staff’s childcare needs. Her training design
and delivery experience includes recruitment, disciplinary handling,
managing organisational change, and equality and diversity.
Donna works hard to maintain her
own work-life balance. She recently completed a BSc in Management at the University of the West
Indies and has continued business interests in Barbados including running a small hotel in partnership with other
In her spare time Donna is a keen cook and likes to try out new Caribbean recipes.