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Our vision & values

At WM Employers, we advocate for our members, building a resilient public sector workforce and championing the West Midlands. We are a close-knit team and a not-for-profit organisation, bringing our membership together as a family of organisations. We collaborate to create solutions that no single organisation could deliver. Our services are used across the region, in all employment matters.

WME acts as the Regional Employers Organisation for the West Midlands, reporting to the Certification Office in accordance with the provisions of the Trade Union and Labour relations (Consolidation) Act (1992).

Our Values

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Influencing Change

We innovate within our services and create change in the public sector.
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Honesty

We are transparent about our interests and communicate with our members.
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Excellence

We strive to deliver a quality service to our members every day.
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Excellence

We strive to deliver a quality service to our members every day.
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Ambition

We aim high, making a positive difference through spectacular work.
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Ambition

We aim high, making a positive difference through spectacular work.
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Respect

We accept everyone as an individual, supporting all our members with understanding and inclusion.
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Trust

We consider ourselves your colleagues, so you know you can depend on us.

Introduction to Strategic Plan

Our vision is to advocate for people-centred organisations like our members, build a diverse and resilient public sector workforce and champion the West Midlands as a thriving place to live and work. Our 3 priorities for the next 5 years are to tackle regional priorities, investing in research and discussion to develop services which directly address the key areas of concern in the West Midlands workforce, to Deliver Strong Shared Services by extending our product book for more services in HR, Leadership, Coaching and Resourcing, and to put our members at the heart of our organisation, strengthening our offering by listening to our members and their priorities.

Our team

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Shiblee Hussain

L&OD Consultant

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Shiblee Hussain

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Rebecca Davis

Chief Executive

Rebecca provides leadership across the organisation and is responsible for the delivery of WME’s Strategic Plan 2020 to 2025.

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Rebecca Davis

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Lesley Shore

Director of HR, Consultancy & Memberships

Lesley is experienced in working with councils on organisational and structural reviews and more.

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Lesley Shore

Manny Sandhu

Manny Sandhu

Director of Leadership, Organisational Development & Resourcing

Extensive experience in resourcing and is the lead for recruitment and talent development within WME.

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Manny Sandhu

Sharon Phillips

Sharon Phillips

Assistant Director of Finance & Governance

WME Treasurer delivering sound and robust financial management and governance practices within WME

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Sharon Phillips

Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

Business & Corporate Services Manager

Managing the Corporate Centre for WME, our Event programme and our media and web presence.

Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

Chantelle Wooldridge

Chantelle Wooldridge

Principal Consultant - Resourcing

Delivering an excellent service so that both her customers and recruitment candidates feel fully supported throughout a campaign.

Chantelle Wooldridge

Chantelle Wooldridge

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Chloe Herrmann

Senior Consultant Resourcing

Chloe joined WME in December 2021. She has over 15 years’ experience in Resourcing and HR, most recently in the public and charity sectors.

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Chloe Herrmann

Chrisie Snape

Chrisie Snape

Business & Corporate Services Assistant

Chrisie joined the organisation in July 2020 as our Business and Corporate Services Assistant.

Chrisie Snape

Chrisie Snape

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Dom Mofford

Systems Officer

Dom joined WME in 2022

Dom

Dom Mofford

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Estelle Dutton

Resourcing Service Delivery Manager

Estelle joined WME in June 2023.

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Estelle Dutton

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Hiba Bukhari

Marketing & Comms Service Advisor

Hiba joined the organisation in December 2021 as our Marketing & Comms Service Advisor

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Hiba Bukhari

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James Gilbert

Service Delivery Manager - HR

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James Gilbert

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Jean Bayliss

Finance Manager

Jean works in our Finance Team

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Jean Bayliss

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Katrina Whitby

Senior Consultant - Resourcing

Katrina joined WME in July 2023.

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Katrina Whitby

Katy

Katy Yates

Finance Assistant

Katy works in our Finance Team

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Katy Yates

Lorna Young

Lorna Wells

Principal Consultant - HR

Lorna is one of WME’s Principal Consultants for HR and delivers a range of HR services to our members.

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Lorna Wells

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Lucy Hall

Resourcing Officer

Lucy joined WME in November 2022.

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Lucy Hall

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Matthew Hotten

Service Development Manager, L&OD

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Matthew Hotten

Michelle

Michelle O’Neill

Principal Consultant, L&OD

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Michelle O’Neill

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Murthaza Qadri

Service Advisor

Murthaza joined the organisation in June 2022

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Murthaza Qadri

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Palli Sall

Resourcing Service Assistant

Delivering administrative support and excellent customer service to a wide client base.

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Palli Sall

Priya Saini

Priya Saini

Resourcing Service Adviser

Supporting members’ resourcing needs with the Talentlink recruitment system and Executive Recruitment.

Priya Saini

Priya Saini

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Rachael Simpson

Principal Consultant - Workforce Specialist (WMADASS)

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Rachael Simpson

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Resourcing Service Advisor

To be updated 2023

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Sam Darby

Sam Darby

Consultant – Coaching & Mentoring

Trained coach and supervision facilitator with experience in systems development and training.

Sam Darby

Sam Darby

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Shanda Reid

Learning & Organisational Development Advisor

Shanda provides achievable professional advice, guidance and encouragement on WME services.

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Shanda Reid

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Shane O’Callaghan

Principal Consultant - HR

Shane is one of WME’s Principal Consultants for HR and delivers a range of HR services to our members.

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Shane O’Callaghan

Cllr Roger Phillips

Cllr Roger Phillips

Herefordshire Council

Cllr Phillips has served on the WME Management Board for several years and represents the sub-region of Herefordshire, Shropshire & Telford.

Cllr Roger Phillips

Cllr Roger Phillips

Councillor Ken Meeson

Cllr Ken Meeson

Solihull MBC

Cllr Meeson is the current Chair of the WME Management Board and represents the sub-region of Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire.

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Cllr Ken Meeson

Cllr Dormer

Cllr Matthew Dormer

Redditch Borough Council

Cllr Dormer represents the sub-region of Worcestershire

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Cllr Matthew Dormer

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Cllr Mike Gledhill

Redditch Borough Council

Cllr Gledhill represents the District Councils in the West Midlands

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Cllr Mike Gledhill

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Cllr Alan White

Staffordshire County Council

Cllr White represents the sub-region of Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent.

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Cllr Alan White

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Cllr Gwylim Butler

Shropshire Council

Cllr Butler represents the sub regions of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford

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Cllr Gwylim Butler

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Cllr Bob Piper

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Cllr Piper represents the sub-region of the Black Country.

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Cllr Bob Piper

Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

Business & Corporate Services Manager

Managing the Corporate Centre for WME, our Event programme and our media and web presence.

Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

Chrisie Snape

Chrisie Snape

Business & Corporate Services Assistant

Chrisie joined the organisation in July 2020 as our Business and Corporate Services Assistant.

Chrisie Snape

Chrisie Snape

Dom

Dom Mofford

Systems Officer

Dom joined WME in 2022

Dom

Dom Mofford

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Hiba Bukhari

Marketing & Comms Service Advisor

Hiba joined the organisation in December 2021 as our Marketing & Comms Service Advisor

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Hiba Bukhari

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Jean Bayliss

Finance Manager

Jean works in our Finance Team

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Jean Bayliss

Katy

Katy Yates

Finance Assistant

Katy works in our Finance Team

Katy

Katy Yates

james

James Gilbert

Service Delivery Manager - HR

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James Gilbert

Lorna Young

Lorna Wells

Principal Consultant - HR

Lorna is one of WME’s Principal Consultants for HR and delivers a range of HR services to our members.

Lorna Young

Lorna Wells

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Rachael Simpson

Principal Consultant - Workforce Specialist (WMADASS)

To use

Rachael Simpson

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Shane O’Callaghan

Principal Consultant - HR

Shane is one of WME’s Principal Consultants for HR and delivers a range of HR services to our members.

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Shane O’Callaghan

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Shiblee Hussain

L&OD Consultant

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Shiblee Hussain

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Matthew Hotten

Service Development Manager, L&OD

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Matthew Hotten

Michelle

Michelle O’Neill

Principal Consultant, L&OD

Michelle

Michelle O’Neill

Murthaza website

Murthaza Qadri

Service Advisor

Murthaza joined the organisation in June 2022

Murthaza website

Murthaza Qadri

Sam Darby

Sam Darby

Consultant – Coaching & Mentoring

Trained coach and supervision facilitator with experience in systems development and training.

Sam Darby

Sam Darby

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Shanda Reid

Learning & Organisational Development Advisor

Shanda provides achievable professional advice, guidance and encouragement on WME services.

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Shanda Reid

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Rebecca Davis

Chief Executive

Rebecca provides leadership across the organisation and is responsible for the delivery of WME’s Strategic Plan 2020 to 2025.

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Rebecca Davis

lesley

Lesley Shore

Director of HR, Consultancy & Memberships

Lesley is experienced in working with councils on organisational and structural reviews and more.

lesley

Lesley Shore

Manny Sandhu

Manny Sandhu

Director of Leadership, Organisational Development & Resourcing

Extensive experience in resourcing and is the lead for recruitment and talent development within WME.

Manny Sandhu

Manny Sandhu

Sharon Phillips

Sharon Phillips

Assistant Director of Finance & Governance

WME Treasurer delivering sound and robust financial management and governance practices within WME

Sharon Phillips

Sharon Phillips

Chantelle Wooldridge

Chantelle Wooldridge

Principal Consultant - Resourcing

Delivering an excellent service so that both her customers and recruitment candidates feel fully supported throughout a campaign.

Chantelle Wooldridge

Chantelle Wooldridge

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Chloe Herrmann

Senior Consultant Resourcing

Chloe joined WME in December 2021. She has over 15 years’ experience in Resourcing and HR, most recently in the public and charity sectors.

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Chloe Herrmann

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Estelle Dutton

Resourcing Service Delivery Manager

Estelle joined WME in June 2023.

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Estelle Dutton

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Katrina Whitby

Senior Consultant - Resourcing

Katrina joined WME in July 2023.

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Katrina Whitby

Lucy

Lucy Hall

Resourcing Officer

Lucy joined WME in November 2022.

Lucy

Lucy Hall

Palli-Sall

Palli Sall

Resourcing Service Assistant

Delivering administrative support and excellent customer service to a wide client base.

Palli-Sall

Palli Sall

Priya Saini

Priya Saini

Resourcing Service Adviser

Supporting members’ resourcing needs with the Talentlink recruitment system and Executive Recruitment.

Priya Saini

Priya Saini

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Vacant

Resourcing Service Advisor

To be updated 2023

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Vacant

Cllr Roger Phillips

Cllr Roger Phillips

Herefordshire Council

Cllr Phillips has served on the WME Management Board for several years and represents the sub-region of Herefordshire, Shropshire & Telford.

Cllr Roger Phillips

Cllr Roger Phillips

Councillor Ken Meeson

Cllr Ken Meeson

Solihull MBC

Cllr Meeson is the current Chair of the WME Management Board and represents the sub-region of Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire.

Councillor Ken Meeson

Cllr Ken Meeson

Cllr Dormer

Cllr Matthew Dormer

Redditch Borough Council

Cllr Dormer represents the sub-region of Worcestershire