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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.

Roberta Head: HR Director, Client Services.

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

Charlotte Solway: Student Services, Engagement and Advancement; Residences.

Jacqui Glynn: Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences; iSolutions.

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

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

Sarah Flynn: Faculty of Arts & Humanities; Faculty Operating Services; VC Office; Estates & Facilities.

Cathie Holmes (Maternity Leave)

Employee Relations

Employee Relations 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.  To find out more please visit the Employee Relations Toolkit.

Kevin Moon, Interim 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:

Luke Kelly, Employee Relations Team Manager and Employee Relations Manager for: Human Resources; VC's Office; Legal Services & Governance.

Alison Tinker, Employee Relations Team Manager (Maternity Leave)

Kieran Blaymires: Faculty of Medicine, Student Experience.

Carly Crossfield, Employee Relations Manager: Maternity Leave

Emma Down: Faculty of Arts & Humanities; Estates & Facilities; Research & Innovation Services; Faculty Central.

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

Helen James: Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences; iSolutions; Change Portfolio Office

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

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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