Personnel Services

Personnel Services enquiries number: 01865 (2)89900
Fax: 01865 (2)89927


Postal address: Personnel Services, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

Director of HR: Julian Duxfield
Executive Assistant to the Director: Emily Dyer/Jacqui Thornton-Kitching

The Director oversees Personnel Services teams, the Equality and Diversity Unit, Childcare Services, the Occupational Health Service and the Safety Office. Personnel Services supports Council’s Personnel Committee in the strategic development, implementation and review of comprehensive policies on all aspects of employment and employee relations. Personnel Services' day-to-day activity is focused on providing specialist advice to heads of department, chairs of faculty boards and departmental administrators in the context of an overall devolved approach to employment within the University. Personnel Services staff are responsible for servicing various central staffing provisions, such as the joint consultative committees with employee representatives, grading, disciplinary appeals and certain elements of academic appointments. 

Profile of the Director of Human Resources

Julian Duxfield joined the University in January 2013 having spent most of his career working in human resources roles across the commercial and public sector. He has worked as an HR Director in the security industry, for a Whitehall department and two for major international consumer goods companies, Carlsberg and Unilever.

He is an Oxford graduate (PPE, Corpus Christi), has an MSc in human resource management from LSE, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

He is a fellow of Somerville College.