Human Resources (HR)

The HR service in the College of Social Sciences consists of a Head of HR and a HR Administrator. The Head of HR acts as a Business Partner to the Head of College and College Board, and the role focuses on supporting and delivering strategic change, bespoke projects, performance management (including academic probation) and reorganisations. The HR Administrator will support these activities as well as coordinating and supporting major annual processes such as academic promotions and annual reviews.


Lora Morris, Head of HR, College of Social Sciences
Tel: 0121 414 7347 (47347)

Debbie Baker, Secretary
Tel: 0121 414 9049 (49049)

Useful resources

New starters
Follow the links for more about University-wide induction processes, information for international staff, and probation periods.

Guidelines on recruitment and selection, e-recruitment, 'Two Ticks' positive about disabled people scheme and redeployees.

Pay and benefits
Learn about salary scales; overtime and shift work; maternity, paternity and adoption pay; and sick pay.

Terms and conditions of employment
All you need to know about the terms and conditions of employment.

EU staff

Advice for staff on the implications of Brexit.

Leave and attendance
All leave-related information including annual leave, close days and health-related leave.

Workplace wellbeing
Learn about wellbeing in the workplace.

Performance and Development Review (PDR)
PDR information for academic, academic-related and support staff.

Promotions, pay and rewards
Information on administrative, academic-related and professorial annual reviewstaff; professorial banding; and promotions.

Fixed-Term Contracts and Funding Dates
Learn about redeployment and fixed-term contracts.

Employment conflicts
Information for grievances processes, disciplinary processes and conflicts of interest.

All pension-related updates and links.

End of Employment
All the information you need for end of employment including resignation, retirement, redundancy and dismissal.