• We’ve used Populo a number of times to get practical support and guidance when dealing with HR issues. As a small charity we needed a cost effective, ‘pay as you go’ solution that is responsive and flexible. Populo provides that service really well and I would happily recommend to others.

    Joel Lewis
    Joel Lewis Foyer Federation, Chief Executive
  • We are a small charity with a Board of Trustees and part-time staff team.  Whilst there is varied experience within our ranks, nobody has much in the way of an HR background and when we needed to update our staffing policies, procedures and contracts, Sonia was recommended to us.   She has provided us with a cost effective, professional, friendly service and we feel we can trust her to provide us with the appropriate advice and support in a straightforward way.  Sonia is always available via email or phone and happy to answer the smallest of questions.  I have no hesitation in recommending Populo.

    Vanessa Gottesman, General Manager & Clerk to the Trustees Dorchester Municipal Charities
  • Sonia gave wide-ranging advice, templates and relevant reference information as our charity became independent from the local Community Service Volunteer organisation. This involved TUPE processes for two members of staff while preparing policies, procedures and a staff handbook that both satisfied the inherited entitlements of employees while adopting an approach that met our needs. Sonia's service was timely and invariably met or exceeded expectations.

    Mike Browning
    Mike Browning The Camrose Centre, Chair of Trustees
  • Our small community interest company was seeking to employ people for the first time, and Sonia helped us to navigate through all the initial processes with ease. We were dealing with some complexity, and she was responsive and knowledgeable, quickly getting to grips with the specifics of our situation. We know we will be in safe hands if and when we need to approach her again.

    Julie Oates Courage to Thrive CIC
  • Sonia gives no nonsense advice which is clear and understandable, at the same time as being carefully tailored towards your organisation's needs. HR advice can sometimes feel a bit complicated but everything Sonia says is practical and easy to apply. I feel that the guidance is helping build a strong foundation for the growth of We Speak, and is also great value which is important for charities and social enterprises. I would 100% recommend Populo HR.

    Laura North
    Laura North Wespeak/Founder and CEO
  • Sonia’s support has been invaluable. It has been so reassuring to know that should a HR-related issue arise I can approach Sonia for straight forward and clear advice including practical steps on how to move forward. As a small charity it makes keeping the organisation running smoothly so much easier, thank you!

    Tony Capon
    Tony Capon BVA, Chief Executive
  • Sonia supported us through dealing with an incident between Team Members by giving Trustees clear, practical advice which gave us confidence that we were treating all parties fairly. She was able to respond at short notice to give in depth guidance and identify next steps. I felt that she was very sensitive to our time and resource constraints as a small charity run mainly by volunteers.

    Trustee Refugee charity
  • With a huge gap in our organisation for HR support and expertise, and the lack of resources to employ someone, I was unsure if a consultant would be able to provide what we needed, affordably. What I appreciate about working with Sonia is the transparency of time spent, many consultants overcharge their time and make it unaffordable to continue working on a longer-term basis. This is not the case with Sonia. We have restructured our team, looked at pay scaling, employment contracts, policies and other gaps that have been crucial to address in our charity, and we will continue to use Sonia for all our HR needs! Thank you

    Kerry O'Brien
    Kerry O'Brien YUAF, Founder and CEO
  • As a small charity Chief Executive it is really reassuring to be able to call Sonia and get up to date advice and support quickly and at an affordable cost. She’s now one of our team.

    Mark Davey
    Mark Davey Chief Executive, Youth Adventure Trust
  • Sonia has been incredibly helpful providing practical advice and resources to support us through a re-structure. She has been able to quickly understand the complexities and needs of our small organisation and has given me the confidence that we are supporting our employees through the process in the best possible way both professionally and personally.

    Sue Morgan
    Sue Morgan SongBird Survival, CEO
  • The service provided by Populo HR very effectively meets our needs as a small charity. It enables us to access high-quality, practical and tailored HR advice as and when issues arise on a "pay as you go" basis.

    Ali Fiddy
    Ali Fiddy IPSEA, Chief Executive, Solicitor

Affordable pricing for social enterprises and small charities

As a social enterprise, I offer my support at £64 per hour which is a significantly lower fee than other providers of HR support to charities.  I will discuss with you ahead of starting any work for you how much time it will take and what the cost will be so that we can agree up front what you will pay.

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