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.
In light of the current circumstances in relation to Covid -19 the Human Resources Department is working remotely at this time. As such, any queries or requests for information should be sent electronically as Bryn Afon will not be open in the normal manner. To assist you in directing your queries to the most appropriate team member please see the page titled ‘Staff Contacts and Office Location’.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation during these exceptional times.
Staff member questionnaire
The University is engaging with its staff members; those who will be returning to campus, and those who will remain working from home. The questionnaires below have been designed to obtain feedback, comment, and views from individuals, so as to provide an opportunity for review, and ascertain whether any further steps need to be taken at the time of its completion.
Please take a few minutes to read these guidance notes prior to completing the questionnaire.
Please also note that the questions can be answered in either Welsh or English by clicking the language icon on the top right hand side of the page.
Care First - Zest update
We would like to inform staff that Care First, the Bangor University Employee Assistance Programme, have recently upgraded the Zest platform.
Zest is your free, interactive health and personal fitness portal where you can set up a personalised training programme, keep an interactive food an exercise diary, and set your own goals.
This still includes lots of the great functionalities we as employees enjoy using, but with some new and enhanced features too!
So, what’s new?
- A fresh new look and feel, whilst maintaining and enhancing the features and
functionality that you love.
- A brand-new wellbeing assessment utilising a range of questions from clinically validated sources, public health and academia.
- A wider range of engagement tools, including more challenges and improved community groups functionality.
- An improved user journey developed in conjunction with UX designers and occupational, psychological and public health experts.
Further information about Care 1st, and the Zest platform can be found here.
Get the cost of flu jab reimbursed
Bangor University is committed to creating a healthy work and learning environment for its staff, and is joining Wales’ largest ever flu campaign to protect its staff and others this winter by offering staff members the opportunity to be vaccinated for free.
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.
Should you require further information please contact Michele Lake, Occupational Health
Interim Homeworking Policy
A previous staff bulletin sent on the 29th of July outlined the position of the University for the remainder of 2020, in that staff who can work from home should continue to do so until at least January. The University has taken this decision in order to protect all staff and students from Covid 19. By minimising the number of staff on campus, we reduce the potential for contact and transmission and free up as much space as possible for students to move around the campus.
In light of this decision, an Interim Homeworking Policy has been introduced to assist staff members to work from home safely and effectively and to set out the steps that should be taken in homeworking over a further period of time. This policy is available on policies and procedures area of our web-pages.
The University is utilising the Governement’s Job Retention Scheme, commonly referred to as ‘Furlough’. Further information in the form of a FAQ is available via the link below, which was updated further to the changes made to the scheme from the 1st of July.
Your wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak
We have developed and collated information and resources in relation to your wellbeing during the Covid- 19 outbreak, click here for further information.
Care First Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
As we enter into a new year we would like to remind staff members of the tools and resources that are available within the Employee Assistant Programme. The site contains a host of webinars, articles, and the Care First Zest website and mobile app is your free, interactive health and personal fitness portal.
Log on today and register for access to –
Personalised Training Programme – Improve Cardio, Strength, Conditioning and Flexibility. Personal progress is tracked graphically and programmes are automatically updated as you progress
Tailored Weight Management Programme – Calorie controlled programme which interacts dynamically with your personal fitness programme
Interactive Food and Exercise Diary - Record foods consumed and activities completed on a daily basis. The interactive food cupboard allows you to create balanced meals, menus and food lists
Set Your Own Goals - Complete your confidential assessment and select the goals that are important to you and your wellbeing.
This is in addition to the Care 1st counselling service which is available via the telephone, on-line, and face to face, providing confidential and impartial advice and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is free of charge, available to all staff members, with further information contained on the HR webpages.
The Human Resources Strategy at Bangor University is designed to underpin the Strategic plan “Building on Success” 2015-2020. This Strategy supports the continued successes of the University to “be the best we can”, providing:
- An excellent education and student experience in which research-informed, student focussed teaching and learning is supported by innovative methods of delivery and assessment, a caring ethos, a strong sense of community and a wealth of extracurricular activities.
- An environment where the research community has the best opportunity to thrive at all levels, supporting the “pinnacles of excellence” and nurturing new areas of research.
- Development of our international reputation and giving students the intercultural expertise demanded in the global economy.
- Continued contribution to the Welsh culture, economy and fostering of the Welsh language.
Please click here to view the HR Strategy for the period 2016 to 2020 Strategic Objectives.
Staff Privacy Notice
Click here to view Bangor University's Staff Privacy Notice.