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.
UCU Strike Action
UCU, the UK’s largest higher education Union, has decided to call three days of UK Wide strike action, which will take place on the following days:
- Thursday the 24th of November
- Friday the 25th of November
- Wednesday the 30th of November
This relates to pay and working conditions, and the USS Pension scheme. An FAQ document has been prepared for students, which can be found here.
Annual Leave arrangements from the 1st of August
The University is currently developing ‘I Trent’ (an integrated HR/Payroll system) ahead of the implementation of its core functionality in April 2023.
The new system will automatically record and process annual leave in hours rather than the current manual practice of days or half days. With the introduction of dynamic working at the University and our commitment to providing enhanced flexibility to staff with families, caring responsibilities etc, this method of recording will more accurately reflect the annual leave allowance of each member of staff. As the implementation of iTrent is expected to take place part way through the leave year, all areas of the University are asked to record annual leave in hours with effect from 1 August 2022. This will allow areas greater flexibility in considering whether leave requests can be submitted in hours of less than a half/ full day or whether they wish to continue to operate as currently.
As we near the “go live” date of 1 April 2023, HR will request all staff leave balances (plus details of any future pre-approved leave requests) for uploading into the system. If we do not have a balance only a pro rata leave allowance based on the final 4 months of the year will be entered, assuming staff will have taken the remainder of their leave during the year.
Performance Development Review (PDR)
The deadline for PDR completion this year is 30/11/2022, for futher information please follow the below link:
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 this year.
As of the 28th of February the University introduced Dynamic Working as its way of working following the easing of Covid restrictions. Further information on the Dynamic Working framework, the principles, frequently asked questions and so forth, can be found on these web pages via the above menu bar.
Bangor University is committed to creating a healthy work and learning environment for its staff. In recent years the University has joined in Wales’ largest ever flu campaign to protect its staff and others by offering staff members the opportunity to be vaccinated for free. We are offering the same opportunity again this year. You can do this simply by booking your vaccination through any pharmacy of your choice and claim the costs of up to £14 back via presentation of your receipt to your Line Manager or designated person in your College/Directorate. We hope that joining this campaign, reimbursing the cost, and allowing staff members to visit a pharmacy of their choice will go some way towards keeping staff fit and healthy.
For further information regarding flu vaccination and Covid-19 Autumn booster please click below:
Staff Privacy Notice
Click here to view Bangor University’s Staff Privacy Notice.