Personnel Services

Personnel Services supports Council's Personnel Committee in the strategic development, implementation, and review of comprehensive policies and practices on the employment of all University staff, and contributes to the work of other relevant committees in this general area.

Personnel Services operates within a number of teams, as indicated on the organisation chart:

  • Five operational teams, each headed by a Human Resources Team Leader and aligned with each of the four academic divisions plus UAS, provide 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;
  • The HR Systems team contains units dedicated to: supporting HRIS (our HR information system); reporting HR data; operating our reward policies;
  • The  Recruitment and Development teams are focussed on: senior academic appointments; staff immigration issues: our recruitment systems and processes; working with the Oxford Learning Institute to deliver effective development and training across the University;
  • The HR Policy Team develops HR policies following consultation across the University and with trades unions;
  • The Equality and Diversity Unit works to deliver the University’s equality objectives and promotes equality across all groups.

Three other units - Childcare Services, the Occupational Health Service, and the University Safety Office - also report to the Director of Human Resources.