Our Background

HC Associates was established in 1999 by Helen Cooper to provide HR support to all business but specialising in Schools. Since then the business has grown and although a significant amount of our work comes from schools and academies we also support HR in small business, care homes and nursing homes and children’s services.

Using knowledge gained from working with our clients and skills brought into the business by our key staff we now also offer support to doctors/dentist practice businesses.

Understanding your individual requirements

Our first action is always to come and meet you to understand your business and culture.

We have considerable understanding of the sectors we work in, always working in close partnership with you from day one - listening to your needs, developing proven solutions and then working together to put these solutions into action.

An important early step is to audit where you are now to make sure you are compliant with the law and any audit body who will measure your performance: the CQC, Ofsted, Investors in People etc.

A complete HR service

Talking to our clients about their needs has led us to develop a complete HR service for those who want peace of mind that all of their HR needs will be met.

The level of service will be tailored to your needs: we can provide all of the HR policies, procedures and management guidance that your organisation will need, including the full range of required letters and forms, an HR helpline is available to answer your queries day to day and HR consultancy time can be built into a package to help you manage the budget, the amount is up to you with us helping you build your bespoke package.

Services we provide:

The key components of our HR service are:

  • Access to our HR telephone helpline to support you with occasional queries and complex cases.
  • Access to high level HR consultants who understand employment law, national terms and conditions and best practice in employing people.
  • A range of high quality policies and procedures, forms, contracts, standard letters, flow charts and management guides.
  • Regular updates to ensure that your HR documents stay up to date as the law and good practice changes.
  • Regular news items highlighting changes and good HR practice.
  • Access to HR training and mentoring.
  • Audit of your way of working with advice on reorganisation to best use your in-house resources and skills.

Our associates

We work with a number of HR specialists as Associates and Consultants around the country to be able to offer a more efficient and cost affective service which is local to you.

Our associates are engaged by us to complement our team and provide you with high quality consultancy services. These people have all been vetted by us and their work is monitored and quality checked to make sure you receive advice and support that meets our high standards.

  • Kelvin Hall

  • Pield Heath

  • St Marys School

  • St Johns School

  • Norton College

  • Radius Special Education

  • St Josephs

Contact Us

HC Associates Limited
26a New Walk
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 7DJ

Tel: 01482 866534

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  • "Helen guided us through the complexities of taking over schools and gave us direction through the legislation and technical issues, with respect to establishing our first three Academies"

  • "They always go the extra mile to provide the help when we need it - I don't know how we would manage some of the complex HR cases as we do without their invaluable help"

  • "I recommend Helen's services to any Principal or Head seeking independent HR input from someone who'll take time to ensure a substantive grasp of salient issues before suggesting solutions which address concerns in the shortest realistic timescale and delivers the school's expectations in terms of outcomes."

  • "Helens tenacity and hard work meant that we always got a first class service within a short timescale and to a high standard."

  • "Whilst still complying with employment and HR regulations we no longer feel tied down and heavily restricted by this thanks to the skills and knowledge we have at our side through HC Associates."