All HR staff are currently working from home. Whilst communication via telephone is currently unavailable all partners are contactable over email and Video/Voice calls can be made using Microsoft Teams.

Employment Services

HR Employment Services is your first point of contact for any general HR issues including recruitment, terms and conditions, annual leave, HR policies and procedures, temporary services, honorary appointments and family friendly (maternity/paternity). The team also act as the first port of call for assistance with casework (such as discipline, capability, attendance management and dignity at work) at the early/informal stages of procedures and support the redeployment process.

We are also here to help job applicants with any queries about vacancies or the application process.

Employment Support Services

Provides HR support for general enquiries and administration associated with new starts, temporary services appointments, honorary appointments, variations to contracts, leavers and maintaining employee records.

Example queries:

I am an existing member of staff and I want to replace a damaged or faulty ID badge"
"I am an existing member of staff and I want to obtain an employment reference"


Provides an end-to-end service through the recruitment process, once vacancies are approved, from advertising to issuing of contracts of employment.

Example query:

"I am an existing member of staff and I want to recruit a new member of staff"

Redeployment Advisor

Provides support to managers and staff in respect of the Redeployment/avoidance of redundancy procedure.

Example query:

"I am an existing member of staff and I want to discuss redeployment"

HR Advisers & HR Partners

HR Partners support their respective School with:

  • strategic HR-related matters
  • change management
  • non-routine, complex casework (e.g. disciplinary, grievances, capability, dignity at work, attendance management)

HR Advisers support their respective School with:

Provide advice on HR policies and procedures, initial point of contact for recruitment and first line assistance with casework at the early/informal stages of procedures.

Example queries:

"I am an existing member of staff and I want to discuss maternity/paternity options"
"I am an existing member of staff and I want to alter my existing contract"

HR Manager (Partnership & Policy)

HR Partner (Policy/Strategy)

HR Partner (Internationalisation)

Contact Areas
  • School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Geosciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Natural and Computing Sciences
  • School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History
  • School of Social Science
  • Business School


  • Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Institute of Applied Health Sciences
  • Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences

  • Rowett Institute
  • Institute of Dentistry
Professional Services

Student & Academic Services


Facilities Management

Digital & Information Services


Marketing & Student Recruitment

Research & Innovation

External Relations


HR Systems & Reward

HR Manager (Systems & Reward)

HR Systems Support

HR Pay and Reward is responsible for the development and implementation of pay and benefits strategy and associated policies and procedures.

Management Team
Specialist Services

HR Specialist Services is responsible for the delivery of strategic HR projects/specialist services and support to the University in the following areas:

  • Strategic projects: development and implementation of strategic HR projects that support the delivery of the University‚Äôs strategy e.g. internationalisation/transnational education.
  • HR Policy: development, maintenance and implementation of HR policies and procedures that support the strategic, operational and people management needs of the University.
  • Organisational Development: through initiatives such as Healthy Working Lives.
  • Equality and Diversity: embedding practice including initiatives such as Athena Swan and Gender Equality Mark.

Staff Development

The Staff Development Team are here to support you in the development of your skills, attitudes and knowledge in the areas of leadership, management and personal development.

General Enquiries

Staff Development
University Office King's College
AB24 3FX
Tel: +44 (0)1224 273963