Kelvin has provided leadership, guidance and encouragement during a long career. He has achieved great organisational results and has inspired many people to choose a career in NHS HR. He has contributed to improved organisational effectiveness and quality of care for patients and service users.
Kelvin has made a significant contribution to the profession over a career spanning four decades – starting in local government, then the voluntary sector before joining the NHS in 1996. Kelvin is a great ambassador for HR. He has led nationally on work to improve staff engagement and experience in the NHS. His work on Speaking Up is of particular note and reflects his status as a trusted leader in the field of employment relations.
Kelvin’s first post in healthcare was as Director of Human Resources at Broadmoor Hospital. Kelvin remained as executive director when the hospital became part of the wider West London Mental Health Trust – a position he held until 2009. Kelvin led the modernisation of the workforce at Broadmoor and the wider trust with pioneering work on staff health and wellbeing, equality and diversity and employment relations. His team at West London won a HPMA award in 2007 for devising a Cultural Competency Toolkit to support their work in equality and diversity.
Kelvin is well known to the HPMA, having been President from 2009 to 2011. He provided national leadership for the profession during an unsettling period with comprehensive restructuring beginning under the coalition government. Kelvin has a reputation for honesty and fairness which has been cemented through work in the employment relations field. He worked for 7 years at Capsticks establishing outsourced HR services. His work on Speaking Up was especially important; supporting improvements in employee relations and health and wellbeing. – two of the areas that Kelvin is particularly skilled in and passions he has championed throughout his career.
At Kingston Kelvin has transformed the workforce function through strong leadership and built up the team’s reputation with the Board. Kelvin’s achievements include:
- Being a key member of the executive team that delivered the trust’s overall CQC Outstanding rating for quality, caring and well-led. The first acute hospital in London to achieve this rating.
- Significantly improved staff survey results that place Kingston in the top 10% of trusts; second placed for response rate in the country in the 2020 survey.
- Workforce KPIs that are amongst the best in London.
- A national award winning Health and Wellbeing Service.
Many who have benefited from Kelvin’s guiding hand are now in senior positions in HR, OD, employment law and equality and diversity. He is described as kind, honest, inspirational and “the best HR director I have ever worked with”.