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Human Resources

HR Business Partnering and Employee Relations

HR Business Partnering

Working across the University our HR Business Partners are dedicated human resources professionals providing strategic support for University leadership. Partnered with the University Executive and their extended teams, they offer guidance to enable the delivery of key people initiatives which in turn maximises organisational performance.  The HR Business Partners organisation chart to show their areas can be found here and below.

The team are:

Anne-Marie Sitton: Vice-Chancellor; Vice-Presidents; Chief Operating Officer.

Sarah Flynn: Faculty of Arts & Humanities; Faculty Operating Services; Change Portfolio Office; VC Office.

Cathie Holmes: Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences; Health, Safety & Risk.

Jacqui Glynn: Estates & Facilities; iSolutions.

Ruth Nash: Faculty of Medicine; Research & Innovation Services.

Caroline Norris: Faculty of Social Sciences; Finance, Planning & Analytics; Human Resources.

Karen Payso: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Legal Services & Governance.

Charlotte Solway: Engagement and Advancement; Student Experience.

Employee Relations

Headed up by Jeremy Gautrey, this team includes responsibility for managing the University of Southampton’s relationship with the three recognised trade unions and staff, and ensuring consistency of employment practice across the Faculty and Professional Services community.  

Jeremy Gautrey, Head of Employee Relations

Kate Walmsley, Employee Relations Policy Specialist

Lindsey Onoufriou, Employee Relations Team Administrator 

Employee Relations Case Management

Our Employee Relations case management team, provide a proactive, responsive and compliant advisory service; supporting with full case management and consultations on employment-related matters.    

The team are:

Alison Tinker: Employee Relations Team Manager and Employee Relations Manager for Human Resources

Kieran Blaymires: Faculty of Medicine, Student Experience 

Carly Crossfield: iSolutions

Emma Down: Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences; Faculty Central; Legal Services & Governance; University Change Portfolio Office

Josh Harris: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Engagement & Advancement

Helen James: Employee Relations Manager

Luke Kelly: Faculty of Arts & Humanities; Estates & Facilities; Research & Innovation Services

Carol Read: Faculty of Social Sciences; Health, Safety & Risk; Finance, Planning & Analytics

If you have an employee relations issue which you would like advice on please contact Ask HR in the first instance:

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