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Shared Parental Leave Event

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The Event - June 13th 2019

Our first event this year takes place in London this June. We are inviting HR Professionals to take part.

The Big Conversation focuses on Shared Parental Leave where we will showcase views from Fathers & Employers in the hope of setting out a 'Best Practice' template for employers who wish to support their male staff as much as their female employees.

Join us in this transformational event.

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Why Are We Discussing Parental Leave?

Current uptake of Shared Parental leave is incredibly low (around 2%).

The reasons for this are multifactorial:

  • Lack of awareness of this opportunity,
  • Lack of understanding,
  • Lack of enhanced pay for dads,
  • Fear of impact on future career aspirations

Our partner site is on a mission to make paternity leave for dads realistic, achievable and positive.

As a flexible working jobs board our aim is to enable more dads in the UK to take time off from work and take a larger role in the formative years of their children. Without the family being penalised financially or professionally.

We believe that better uptake of Shared Parental Leave could also contribute to closing the gender pay gap.

As far as recruitment goes, having a valuable Shared Parental Leave policy is fab for the marketing of a business and attracting and retaining talented individuals.


Who Should Attend?

This event is for organisations and their HR professionals. If you, your business or your employer want to embrace the future of flexible working practices, then get your tickets today.

We have opportunities for attendees and companies to Sponsor, Partner or just attend the event. Don't miss out on our special offer below!

We will lay on food, drink and most importantly a great opportunity for you to share and learn in all things Shared Parental Leave.

Interested in being a sponsor then contact us at



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Jessica Chivers is CEO of The Talent Keeper Specialists.

They work with clients such as BlackRock, ITV and the CIPD to bring valued and talented employees back to work raring to go after a break and shape workplaces where colleagues want to stay and do their best work. The Talent Keeper Specialists are pioneers of the Comeback Community™ - a digital platform designed to fuel engagement, build confidence and boost performance when employees are preparing for and returning from extended leave (Shared Parental Leave, maternity, adoption, sick leave and sabbatical). Watch the story of its development in this 3 minute film.

Aged about nine she asked her mum whether “woman” was a contraction of “womb” and “man” and why women couldn’t have a name of their own. Her mother delighted in her thinking but didn’t have an answer. She went on to read psychology and started her career in the City in learning and development before working with The Mind Gym and pursuing a career as a coaching psychologist.

She’s married to Nick, a man she’s on course to liberate from commuting and pointless meetings, to spend more time cutting the grass, picking up the children’s socks and walking their whippet. She’s looking forward to the evening and provoking discussion around how employers – and specifically line managers – can encourage the take-up of Shared Parental Leave.

Jessica Chivers, Author and Psychologist

Find The Talent Keepers on Instagram and Twitter @TalentKeepersUK and visit our LinkedIn page for latest insights.


Julia Trusler - Director of Policy & Programmes at British Orthopaedic Association

Julia Trusler is a working parent with experience of sharing her parental leave 50/50 with her husband in 2016/17.

In her career she has undertaken a range of policy and research roles in the non-profit sector relating to science and medicine. Working at senior management level for the past 10 years, she is currently a Director of Policy.

She has an undergraduate degree in science and a masters in medical ethics and law. Outside of work, she has a keen interest in SPL policy issues, how SPL works and the benefits/challenges for those who take it.

In this talk, Julia will be discussing ‘how SPL stacks up for mothers’ based on mothers’ stories, policy insight, relevant data and statistics, and she will consider what this means for both employers and working families.

Julia Trusler


Tania Tandon, Founder TandonHildebrand

With family hailing from Delhi, India, Tania was born in Stockholm and educated in Sweden, in the Middle East and the UK.

Her international background and subsequent 20+ years working with International Employment Law and HR in the UK gives her a deep understanding of the workplace and the challenges in managing multinational work forces in single locations and across borders.

Jonathon Clarke, Kilburn and Strode LLP

Jonathan Clarke is the HR Director at Kilburn & Strode LLP

Kilburn & Strode LLP are an Intellectual Property Law Firm with offices in Holborn, Amsterdam and San Francisco. He and his team are responsible for all aspects of human resources. They handle everything from recruiting the best talent to ensuring that we do everything we can to keep them here, motivated and enjoying their work.

At Kilburn & Strode, we believe people management is a core business skill and that’s why our People Manager Development Programme is an integral part of what we deliver. 

Jonathan joined the firm in 2015 and brings over 25 years’ experience in human resources, most of it in professional services. He has built his experience working at a charity, within central government, a global audit and consulting practice and a major international law firm. He is proud to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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About Our Sponsor

FAMILY is the parental leave service with purpose. FAMILY (From babies with love) logo

We help you make an impact, at a life defining moment.

Brought to you by From Babies with Love, the social enterprise baby brand that donates 100% of its profit to orphaned and abandoned children.

Hear from Deloitte, who partner with From Babies with Love as part of their Gender Balance and talent retention focus; in this short video Emma Codd, Managing Partner - Talent, explains it is “the single most engaging thing we do for our people… the impact has been overwhelming”.

Partner with From Babies with Love to send parental leave gifts that engage with and help retain your working parents.

Find out more about FAMILY here.

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The Find Your Flex Group is going to give away £10,000 worth of advertising - yes that's a whole year of unlimited job postings and branding across our Find|Your|Flex platform - to one of the businesses who attend our upcoming SPL Event in London this June.

Sponsored by From Babies with Love this event will take an in-depth look at the Shared Parental Leave policies that have worked across the UK, in increasing father's taking time out.

Hosted by Jessica Chivers and with 2 keynote speakers and 6 panelists (still to be announced) on hand to help thrash out a working white paper which will be delivered to parliament and given to all attendees on SPL & Enhanced SPL Best Practice.

This event is not to be missed!


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