"Zarina is a highly skilled and extremely professional person with a vast amount of knowledge within her field of expertise. I would highly recommend her to any client. "

Anita Howes, Legal Assistant & Secretary, Austin Rees



Talent Branch Ltd


At Sussex People Solutions (SPS), listening to and understanding your individual business needs and priorities are at the centre of our approach to HR. One size does not fit all!

Providing a range of  cost effective, generalist HR services, Zarina's style is very much collaborative, objective, and pragmatic. She is passionate about finding solutions that work for the business and it’s employees.

​​Sussex People SolutioNS


"Zarina supported my business unit as our HR Business Partner during a critical salesforce and culture development phase. She was instrumental in working with my Sales Management team in designing and implementing rigorous people processes based around performance management, employee engagement, recruitment and a redesign of our bonus scheme to encourage cross regional teamwork. She stood out as a professional particularly keen to understand my business and market. She was very hardworking, demonstrated excellent creativity and enthusiasm and delivered superb results. She was also very respected by the team for her knowledge , “can do attitude” and cooperative working style."


Senior HRBP

Cubic Transportation Systems


Find out what some of Zarina's clients and colleagues say about her.....


HR Director

Exova Group Plc


Legal Assistant & Secretary

Austin Rees


Group Chief HR Officer

Sepura Plc

"I engaged Zarina recently on a project to recruit in a very specialist area where we had experienced recurrent difficulty previously. She obtained a clear brief before undertaking the project with focus and tenacity resulting in a very positive outcome. Zarina was effective in her approach flexing between direct sourcing of candidates and utilising other channels. I would not hesitate to work with Zarina again on any people related projects as she has a wide range of knowledge and experience that she can utilise effectively with a minimum of direction and/or lead time needed."

"I worked with Zarina for a number of years, she is as a highly credible and professional HR Practitioner. In her role as Senior HR Lead for several parts of a complex business, she adopted a considered and pragmatic approach to whatever business challenges were presented. 

She developed strong relationships with senior members of the management team, providing excellent and business appropriate HR advice as well as acting as a sounding board to the team. 

Zarina always demonstrated high levels of intergity and is a HR professional that can be counted on to deliver more than is asked"

"Having worked with Zarina on several national recruitment campaigns for Exova UK & FIRA International between 2015/2016, I can honestly say, she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her commitment, knowledge and methodical approach to her work was an inspiration and she was always extremely professional, competent and driven. In all our meetings and conversations her vast knowledge of HR policy and recruitment was obvious and her detailed explanations of the company operation and procedures allowed me to very clearly understand the business she represented, making for an easy and successful working relationship." 



Manesis Search & Selection

HR Consultant and founder of Sussex People Solutions Ltd, Zarina Calver is an MCIPD member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and has worked across various sectors from professional services, engineering, manufacturing, IT and the construction industry. Based in central Brighton, she loves working with organisations across Sussex to provide Bespoke HR Solutions that support growth and maximise their potential and that of their employees.

 In addition to being a qualified Executive Coach, Zarina is an experienced HR Generalist with over 17 years experience in Operational and Strategic human resources. She has been fortunate enough to have experienced working for small, medium and large organisations, and as such brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into how such organisations differ in operation and a comprehensive understanding of HR issues and practices. 

"I have worked both with and for Zarina during my time at Thales. 

As my manager Zarina was very organised and was clear in identifying and communicating the teams deliverables. Zarina always took her line management responsibilities seriously and was very supportive of her team. 

As a colleague, Zarina worked as part of a team. She has a methodical and structured approach to problem solving. Zarina was always available to her colleagues and willing to share her knowledge and experience. 

Zarina would be an asset to any organisation that wanted a commercially minded HR professional."