College of Arts and Law: Business Partners
Our College Business Partners are specialist leadership linking the College of Arts and Law with corporate services.
The College Planning Partner and works with both CAL and the central Planning office to help the College define strategic plans and priorities. Victoria Houghton is currently on maternity leave. Hayley is covering the role until October 2022.
As the Human Resources Business Partner for the College, I work closely with the Head of College, Deputy Head of College and College Board with a particular focus on identifying the “people” implications of strategic decisions. As the most senior HR professional within the College and Professional Services, I provide strategic, consultative and problem solving advice and support across a number of areas including change management, workforce planning, and performance improvement/management. I provide advice and support on all the annual HR processes and in particular academic promotions. I also contribute to cross-institutional HR and associated projects including Birmingham Academic Career Framework.
IT Strategic Partner
Responsible for the development and implementation of the College’s IT Strategy and alignment with the Digital Strategy. Mike works with all areas of the College to capture IT requirements and to identify where IT Services can provide support.