About the department
The department is responsible for the development of the university’s HR policies, strategies and procedures on all aspects of people management, including staff planning, recruitment and selection, pay and conditions of service, management development and employment relations, and working with the university’s Equality and Diversity team to ensure equality of opportunity for all staff.
Our HR Strategy has four main strategic themes: recruiting and retaining talent; building high quality leadership and management; developing staff communication and engagement; and building individual and collective performance.
Departmental Management Team
The Director of People advises the university’s senior management team, is a member of the university’s executive board and attends a number of university committees. The Director of People manages the overall strategy of the department and is supported by a Head of HR, who deputises for her, drives forward the strategy and is supported by senior managers with responsibilities for divisions of the department, and an administrator.
This area is responsible for services covering pay and reward, union relationship management, formal negotiating and consultation frameworks, pay and conditions of service, employment legislation impact assessment, policy development and review, performance management, HR advice and guidance, and formal casework management.
The Staff Development team is managed by the Leadership and Management Development Manager who is supported by two Staff Development Advisers and a Staff Development Administrator who are responsible for the co-ordination of leadership and management development and training as well as staff induction.
This area is led by the HR Manager (Operations). HR Operations is the largest team in HR and consists of three small teams which work closely together to support managers and staff in a full range of their day to day activities. These teams are as follows: Recruitment and Orientation, HR Support as well as HR Systems, Information and Projects.