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Human Resources


About HR

The Human Resources (HR) Division supports the achievement of excellence in education, learning and research via the recruitment, retention, reward, recognition and development activities undertaken with and for University staff. In addition, the Division seeks to ensure that the University continues to maintain and enhance its reputation as a leading employer. Alongside the effective HR policies, procedures and guidelines being in place throughout the full life-cycle of employment, the Division offers a wide range of specialist HR and support services to staff, who are the University’s greatest asset.


HR teams aligned to Schools and Institutions

Seven HR teams led by HR Business Managers are each aligned to one of the six academic Schools within the University, with one team aligned to the Unified Administrative Service (UAS) and the Non-School Institutions. The School Teams provide advice, guidance and HR administration on both strategic and operational matters within their area.


Specialist HR Teams

The HR School Teams work within the HR Operations area, which incorporates other core service teams providing specialist support, guidance and administration in the areas of:

  • Recruitment and contract changes
  • Immigration and compliance
  • Pay and benefits
  • Job evaluation
  • Maintaining staff records
  • The provision of HR management information

The HR Division also offers specialist support services to staff via our Ocupational Health and Safety team and the Staff Counselling Service, both core elements of the University's comprehensive wellbeing agenda.The Personal and Professional Development team provides a wide range of training and development opportunities for staff to develop their skills and careers. Our Equality and Diversity team seeks to ensure that the University is not only compliant with diversity legislation, but leads the way in promoting equality and diversity initiatives for the benefit of staff and the continued excellence of the University.

Finally, we have HR colleagues working in the specialist teams of Pensions Administration, Childcare Services and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The Chaplain to University Staff is also a member of the Division. All elements of the HR Division exist to work together to provide an integrated HR Service to the University.

Further details of all the teams within the HR Division can be found under the HR Services tab. We welcome any comments or queries ( that you may have on any aspects of our service, or on the current People Strategy that we are working to deliver. These priorities are agreed by the University via its HR Committee.

Please email: with any thoughts or comments on the HR web pages.