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Transforming HR

The HR Strategy recognises the importance of developing an operating model that not only supports an ambitious change agenda but also underpins it with a consistent and unrelenting focus on HR service delivery.

Find out more information about the Transforming HR project.

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What we do

HR looks after the relationship between you and the University.  It's our role to support your professional goals and development, as well as your wellbeing at work.

We manage employment policies and conditions, staff recruitment and induction, benefits, salaries and much more. 

Do you need to contact HR?

You may find information about your query by clicking on the guidance and support link. After looking at the guidance and support, should you require further information you are able to contact the HR department as below.

Please note that all of our HR guidance and support documentation is currently under review as part of the Transforming HR project. We ask that you allow us the time to review and update the documents, however in the meantime if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us as below.

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How to contact us

By phone on 0121 415 8425

By email at askhr@contacts.bham.ac.uk 


The Ask HR access hours are 9-5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9-4pm on Friday.

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How to contact us

By phone on 0121 415 9000

By email at jobs@contacts.bham.ac.uk 


The Recruitment Team access hours are 9-5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9-4pm on Friday.

Useful links

Other functions within the HR community

People and Organisational Development

  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Staff Development
  • Contact: pod@contacts.bham.ac.uk or 0121 414 3693 or 0121 414 4606

Workplace Wellbeing

Other HR services

Directors Office

  • Lead and coordinate HR activities across the University

Policy and Strategy

  • Strategic Projects
  • HR Management Information Statistics
  • Policy Development
  • Pay and Reward
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Contact: askhr@contacts.bham.ac.uk or 0121 415 9000

HR Business Partnering 

  • Strategic partners to Colleges and Professional Services

Performance Transformation and Change

  • Performance management and casework support
  • Programme management delivery on restructure and change
  • Contact: askhr@contacts.bham.ac.uk or 0121 415 8425

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