Role: Director of People and Organisational Development
Darren Skinner leads our Workforce and Organisational Development directorate. His main strategic focus is the delivery of our People Plan, as well as providing strategic leadership on all things human resources and organisational development.
Darren is an experienced senior human resources leader with a wealth of experience working across a range of public sector organisations.
He started his career as a nurse, working in adult intensive care and later neonatal and paediatric intensive care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He was an active and experienced local Royal College of Nursing (RCN) representative and went on to work for the RCN as a Regional Officer, covering healthcare across North London before embarking on his HR career.
As a senior human resources practitioner he has worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – leading an employment relations team before going on to work for the City of London Police, ultimately as HR Director, followed by the British Transport Police.
He worked with the Government of Jersey as an Interim HR Director for the Health and Community Services department, supporting a significant change programme and the development of the ‘Jersey Care Model’, as well as advising the Minister for Health and Social Services on workforce and HR policy related issues.
Darren’s most recent assignment was a significant staff engagement project with NHS Blood and Transplant before taking the role at LYPFT. He is also a Director for Skinner Consulting Ltd.