Debbie Dyker joined the Human Resources Section in 1992 and was appointed to the role of Director of Human Resources in 2014. Prior to this Debbie was Deputy Director of HR, with responsibility for managing the delivery of the HR Operational Service across all areas of the University.
The Human Resources Section plays a key role in supporting the University to deliver upon strategic priorities and institutional initiatives in line with the Strategic Plan. The Section provides a comprehensive, co-ordinated HR service to the University community, ensuring the delivery of an efficient and effective staffing service in line with employment legislation, and recognised best practice guidelines. In addition, the team works in partnership with key stakeholders, both internal and external to the University, including Trade Union colleagues and local, national and international organisations.
A number of institutional organisational development activities are undertaken within the Section, including ongoing work in support of the Healthy Working Lives accreditation. The team liaise closely with colleagues across the Academic areas and Professional Services to ensure a co-ordinated approach to matters including equality & diversity, health & safety and staff engagement.
The University acknowledges that institutional success depends on the talent, expertise and commitment of staff and in recognition of the importance of ongoing personal and professional development, the team has developed a suite of Leadership & Management programmes, many of which have received external accreditation through the Institute of Leadership & Management.