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: Mr Julian Duxfield
PA to the Director: Ms Sharon Blake
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. The section’s day-to-day activity is focused on providing specialist advice to heads of department, chairmen of faculty boards, and departmental administrators, in the context of an overall devolved approach to employment within the University. Officers of the section are also 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.
The Director of HR, Julian Duxfield, oversees Personnel Services, the Equality and Diversity Unit, Childcare Services, the Occupational Health Service, the Safety Office and the University Club.
Profile of the Director of Human Resources
Julian Duxfield joined the University in January 2013, having previously worked as UK & Ireland Human Resources Director at G4S, where he was responsible for HR leadership across seven business units, with a combined workforce of 50,000. Prior to joining G4S, he was HR Director at the Department for Transport and at Carlsberg UK before which he held various HR roles at 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.