Welcome to Human Resources
The departmental mission of Human Resources is to support the University in the accomplishment of its strategic business objectives by providing a high quality, continuously improving and comprehensive service to clients.
The Human Resources Department have adopted the University’s dynamic working practices. Staff are present on campus, in Bryn Afon, on varying working days and also working from home. We would encourage that should you have any query or request for information that you continue to send these electronically. To assist you in directing your queries to the most appropriate team member please see the page titled ‘Staff Contacts and Office Location’.
Should colleagues wish to meet with a representative from HR in person, then this must be arranged in advance. HR staff are similarly available for meetings/discussions over TEAMS.
Thank you for your continued understanding and co-operation.
New iTrent HR/payroll system update
Progress is being made on the implementation of iTrent, the new integrated HR and Payroll system.
Teams from Digital Services, Finance, and Human Resources have been testing the new system and carrying out parallel runs of iTrent along-side the existing system. The teams are now close to beginning the roll-out of iTrent across the university.
A key next step is to provide guidance, instruction, and support so that iTrent seamlessly becomes part of business as usual. This new integrated system will provide an ESS (employee self-service) portal to enable all colleagues to:
- View all personal and job-related details – and be able to update personal details within the system, such as emergency contact, next of kin, home address, and all equality and diversity information.
- View monthly payslips, and other payroll forms, such as the P60.
- View annual leave balance and request annual leave.
- Request other forms of leave such as maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, emergency leave etc.
- View any episodes of sickness absence.
- Submit a flexible working request.
A host of material has been developed to support colleagues in using iTrent. These include FAQs, detailed user guides, and videos which provide an overview of the different functionality listed above. These can be accessed here.
In addition to these resources, a number of training sessions will be held. Further details are available here.
Colleagues who use current systems to carry out administrative functions and tasks, for example for recruitment purposes, changes to contractual arrangements such as hours and extensions, will be contracted directly in due course to sign-post and provide tailored guidance and support.
Michael Flanagan, Chief Transformation Officer, said, “iTrent will bring transformational change to how we interact with HR and payroll. It will provide what is expected from a modern working environment where employees and managers can easily interact with their profiles and information from a single web portal.”
This is only the first step towards utilising iTrent, and more functionalities will be rolled out in due course (for example, recruitment – iTrent being the system by which applicants can apply for vacancies, record training and development activity).
Further updates and details on how iTrent will transform HR processes will be shared in upcoming staff bulletins.Colleagues who may have questions on any aspect of this update should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19 reporting requirements
Colleagues will be aware that since March 2020 the University has had in place a process by which staff and students have been asked to report positive cases of Covid-19.
Covid-19 legislation has now been repealed, and as such, there is no longer a requirement for this central reporting to take place. The University however retains its duty to manage and mitigate risks in the workplace and we ask colleagues to be mindful of their possible impact on other people and not to come on campus or mix with others if they suspect they have Covid-19 or any other communicable disease. Although the central reporting of being Covid-19 positive is no longer a requirement, we would ask colleagues to follow normal sickness absence reporting procedures, and communicate with their Line Manger / Supervisor, in accordance with the Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure.
Further information can be found at
Bangor University Bridging Support Scheme
The Bridging Support Scheme (developed jointly with UCU as part of the work of the Anti-casualisation Working Group) aims to encourage the retention of experienced and skilled staff (research and research support staff) in order to sustain research teams and expertise, avoid the break in employment and careers, and maximise the opportunity for producing high-quality outputs and/or research impact at the end of funded contracts/grants.
Full details of the scheme and how to apply can be found here. Please note that the application form must be completed by the Principle Investigator on behalf of the staff member seeking bridging support.
Race Equality Charter
In April 2022 Bangor University joined Advance HE's Race Equality Charter. Our journey towards becoming an anti-racist University as part of the Race Equality Charter requires sustained commitment and dedicated resources. To this end, we have created an additional permanent Equalities Officer within HR to lead this work and Danielle Williams was appointed to this role in October 2022.
Staff Privacy Notice
Click here to view Bangor University’s Staff Privacy Notice.