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Human Resources

Who deals with what?

What do we do?

Every SOAS department and faculty has an assigned Human Resources Team for support on all staffing matters.  Each team has a HR Assistant, HR Officer and HR Manager.  

HR Assistants are responsible for:

  • Recruitment administration including shortlisting, interviews, references, travel to interview, interview expenses
  • Web recruitment (iGrasp) adviceTemporary administrative appointments
  • Mortgage reference or confirmation of employment letters
  • Childcare vouchers
  • HR-expenses (e.g. eye tests or agreed relocation costs)
  • Fixed-term staff contract expiry date reminders
  • Administration of contract variations and fractional contracts

HR Officers are responsible for:

  • Advertisements
  • Offers of employment, contracts and contractual variations
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and other forms of leave
  • Certificates of Sponsorship (work permits) applications
  • Induction
  • Probation
  • Advice on HR policies and procedures
  • Resignation, retirements, expiry of fixed-term contracts and leavers
  • Job evaluation

HR Managers are responsible for:

  • Employee relations issues e.g. grievances, disciplinary matters, performance, absence
  • Support and advice for managers on how to handle complex staffing issues
  • Policy development or complex queries about the interpretation or application of HR policies
  • Job evaluation appeals
  • HR Projects (e.g. Information Systems, Equality & Diversity, Reward Strategy etc)

The Human Resources Systems Administrator (Simon Gywnne) is responsible for:

  • HR website including self-service and managers desktop pages
  • iGrasp web recruitment system
  • Resourcelink (HR/Payroll Information System) as the lead person in core HR team
  • Staff HESA return