Gurdeep Sira

In 2009, Gurdeep was appointed as HR Administrator for TfL, one of the largest public sector organisations belonging to the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Working within the high volume HR Services TfL function, she provided support to over 28,000 employees, Gurdeep developed a passion for HR.

Her proactive and eager to learn nature led her to expand her skills set as Employment and Skills Advisor. Here she provided pastrol support, designed and developed programmes, supported senior business stakeholders and built advocacy. This opportunity allowed Gurdeep to add value and influence others career options by highlighting everybody has an equal opportunity to demonstrate their capability.

Following the completion of her CIPD qualification, Gurdeep has now held a number of other managerial positions including Capability Skills Manager, Recruitment Manager, Apprenticeship Development Manager and has supported TfL’s position as a world class employer by driving organisational outcomes and high quality programmes. Her considerable passion has enabled Gurdeep to become responsible for 26 varying programmes spanning HR, Engineering, Rail, Technology to Project Management to name a few. Having established significant credibility within the HR profession, she takes time to really invest in the future generations, actively participating with the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions network (chaired by MP Helen Grant), Care Leavers Covenant, and is a member of several GLA wider working groups, a member of the CIPD community,a STEM Ambassador and belong to the London Apprenticeship Ambassador network. She has a pivotal role in these groups, influencing employment routes, partnerships and HR agenda, creating confidence that HR’s role is essential in building value.

Following her achievements at TfL, in 2018 she was recruited as Talent Manager for the London Fire Brigade. With the broader remit of Talent impacting 6000 employees, she now sets the strategic direction through attracting, developing and retaining people, and helping to define the people strategy, culture and organisation development. Gurdeep has done some impressive diversity, outreach, HR and recruitment work which focuses on social mobility and accessibility. She hopes to build on this work at the London Fire Brigade. In 2018 she was recognised for her potential and part of the Mayors Our Time leadership programme.