Jane Bashford-Hobbs

Senior Consultant - People Consultancy | Reading

London (City), London (Mayfair), London (Canary Wharf)

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Jane is a Senior Consultant in our People Consultancy delivering structural and cultural, complex change across a variety of fast paced industry sectors.


“Jane was an outstanding HR Director at IRM. There was never a time where she was unable to provide support and assistance when dealing with potentially difficult issues for members of staff. I learnt how valuable HR is to a company by working with Jane and had many interactions where I was blown away by her level of professionalism and integrity during difficult times. She genuinely cares about people and has been happy to provide advice when needed even after leaving IRM”.

Daniel Cannon, Head of Technical Assurance


“Jane single-handedly and successfully recruited, grew and developed an industry leading cyber security capability with one of the UK’s largest penetration testing teams, as well as achieving the same for the compliance division. Ultimately, this growth and capability led to the successful acquisition of the business to achieve its long term financial goals”.

Jason Kalwa, Director at Salus Cyber


“The support and guidance that Jane has provided me with, both as an employee and as a manager is exceptional. Her attention to detail and knowledge is outstanding and she's always open and honest making her simply great to work with”.

Serena Scott, Regional Manager - World Fuel Services


“Jane is such a positive, dynamic, funny and kind colleague. She is both conscientious and thoughtful and I would highly recommend her commercial and personable approach, her flexibility - being able to excel at operational and strategic HR and her consistent delivery of excellent results”.

Poppy Drake, Senior HRBP 


Jane is a CIPD qualified, seasoned senior HR professional who has worked successfully in both the UK and EMEA where for nearly 20 years she has delivered structural and cultural complex change across a variety of fast paced sectors, including IT, Cyber, Telecommunications, Oil and NFP organisations.  

During this time she has been a trusted strategic partner to CEO’s and senior management teams within fast paced business environments where she has led change management and organisational (re)design projects, managed due diligence projects leading to successful acquisitions, managed HR systems integrations and also day to day employee relations.

At the heart of her success, is a common sense, commercially sound and no nonsense approach to complex HR issues combined with the ability to enable and motivate managers and teams so that they work together constructively towards common goals. With her broad experience, Jane is also adept at identifying opportunities to improve processes and reduce costs which has led to significant efficiencies as well as bottom line savings.

A plain speaker (with a great sense of humour), Jane believes that talent is the key to any organisation's ultimate success and works strategically to align client's business strategy with their people agenda.

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