Jan MacDonald, Assoc CIPD

HR Adviser, with over a decade of experience

Jan is a seasoned HR professional with a comprehensive background in various industries, including sports manufacturing, the third sector, law, and oil & gas. Jan graduated from Robert Gordon University with a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree in Management with Human Resources Management in 2008. Jan furthered her education with a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management in 2013.


Additionally, she has been a member of CIPD since 2013 and brings over 16 years of experience in HR generalist roles, specialising in recruitment, employee relations, well-being, and managerial support. With a diverse portfolio of expertise, Jan offers invaluable insights into HR practices tailored to different organisational contexts.

Professional Credentials

Education, Accreditations,
Awards and Memberships

  •     Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Management with Human Resources Management (Second Class – Upper Division)

    ·   Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development 

  •       Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management

Professional Experience

  •     HR Adviser, STEP – April 2024 – Present

    · Human Resources Advisor, Mizuno Corporation EMEA – October 2022 – April 2024

    · HR Advisor, Digby Brown Solicitors – February 2015 – September 2020

    · HR Assistant, Howden – August 2014 – February 2015

    · HR Coordinator, Gyrodata – June 2010 – July 2014

    · HR Assistant (Maternity Cover), Yardbury – October 2009 – June 2010

    · HR Administrator, Stewart Milne – June 2008 – August 2009

    · Recruitment Consultant, Hays – June 2006 – May 2008

  •     Human Resources Advisor, Mary’s Meal – September 2020 – October 2022


“The support received has been beneficial in enabling us to be able to look at expanding my business and begin the process of taking on our first employee. Without this support, this would not have been possible in the time frame and would have required of me significant new skills which due to the time limitation felt unachievable.”
“Useful clear forms and explained well by Kirsty. Implementing performance review aids our business by allowing us to match our staffs abilities and the roles needed within the business more effectively. It will also allow us to assess training and staff numbers efficiently. It will also hopefully mean staff are clearer about their job roles and expectations and allow us to fast-track some staff into senior and Manager roles as the business expands.”

Speak to us

Have a question? Great. We are here to help.

Contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.