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HR Services

We manage staff working operations, including leave, absence, inductions for new starters and disciplinary processes.

Reviewing work during the probation period

Find out about probation, with support for new members of staff during this period and guidance for managers on using our Effective Behaviours Framework to carry out reviews.


Probation is a period of time at the start of your employment for the University to assess your performance, conduct and suitability for your job.

Probation forms

Use these forms to review performance and set objectives during the probation period.

The Effective Behaviours Framework

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) describes the behaviours that distinguish effective performance and are highly valued in the University.

Managing your working hours

How to request flexible hours, work from home effectively, and find a working pattern that suits you and your role.

Flexible working

The flexible working options available for staff at the Univeristy and the procedure for applying to work flexibly.

Taking leave

Find out about the different types of leave you may need to take and what to do if you're sick, as well as how you can request disability leave and apply for sabbatical leave from academic work.

Disability leave

Information on what disability leave is, when it may apply and how it can be requested.

Taking parental leave

How to arrange maternity, paternity, or shared parental leave, with guidance for managers and employees.

Paternity leave

Explains what paternity leave is, the eligibility to receive it and how to apply for it.

Staff behaviour

How the University, its staff, and its students should behave towards each other, as well as the processes for dealing with difficult situations and complaints about welfare and behaviour.

Disciplinary policy and procedure

How we ensure that employees who breach the rules of conduct are treated reasonably, consistently and fairly in every case Updated Oct 23 Resolution Framework

Leaving and retiring

What to do if you're leaving your job, whether you're resigning, retiring, or your role is being made redundant.


We aim to make the process of leaving our employment as smooth as possible.


This guide provides information on the arrangements for retirement.

Redeployment procedure

The process for managing staff who may face redeployment, and the roles and responsibilities of those involved.

Managing organisational change

This policy outlines how we manage changes to our people and resources effectively, fairly and in line with our legal requirements.

About us

We manage procedures and policies affecting staff working operations. Our areas of responsibility include planned leave and sickness absence, disciplinary action, processes for new starters and advice for staff leaving their role.

Contact the HR Operations Team

You can use the link above to contact the HR Business Partner, HR Advisor or HR Operations Co-ordinator for your department. You can also contact the HR Operations Manager at