Reception

Who to contact

Human Resources staff work in the following six areas:

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Directorate

Andrea Walters

Director
Qualifications: Chartered FCIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 3427
Email: andrea.walters@sunderland.ac.uk

Andrea leads and manages the Human Resources service, in support of University strategic objectives. She is a member of the University Executive Board, providing support to the Executive in relation to the leadership, development and management of the University. Andrea is strategic lead for University people related strategies and human resource initiatives, ensuring these are aligned to the Corporate Plan and other University strategies.

Julie Ward

PA to the Director & Service Support Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 2440
Email: julie.ward@sunderland.ac.uk

 

 


Business Partnering

For advice on people management, equal opportunities issues; role reviews and gradings, organisational reviews; disciplinary, capability and grievance cases; absence management; employment law; policy development; trade union partnership, negotiation and consultation.

Any HR related queries should be sent to hrenquiries@sunderland.ac.uk in the first instance as the purpose of the HR Business Partner role should be focused on working in partnership with Faculties and Services to provide tailored, business focused, strategic and operational HR advice.

Justine Gillespie

Head of HR Business Partnering

Telephone: (0191) 515 3402
Email: justine.gillespie@sunderland.ac.uk

Justine is part of the HR Senior Management Team, delivering key objectives within the University’s HR Operational Plan. She is responsible for the HR Business Partnering Team and activities; leading and managing a comprehensive, proactive and strategic HR Business Partnering client support service to Faculties and Services in support of corporate and HR objectives.

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Continuous Improvement, Change & Compliance
  • Legal & Governance
  • University Executive

Vicki Casey

HR Business Partner

Telephone: (0191) 515 2551
Email: vicki.casey@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries
  • National Glass Centre
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching

Vicki works part time and is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


Natalie McKenna

HR Business Partner
Qualifications: Associate MCIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 2052
Email: natalie.mckenna@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Education & Society
  • Faculty of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
  • Human Resources

Natalie works part time and is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Paul Jackson

HR Business Partner

Telephone: (0191) 515 2867
Email: paul.jackson@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Univerity of Sunderland in London

Elizabeth Green

HR Business Partner
Qualifications: Graduate CIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 2045
Email: elizabeth.green@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Facilities & Estates
  • Finance

Elizabeth works part time and is available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


Kathryn Bagnall

HR Business Partner

Telephone: (0191) 515 2054
Email: kathryn.bagnall@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Student Journey
  • International Office

Helen Telford

HR Business Partner
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 2052
Email: helen.telford-1@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Academic Registry
  • Technical Services

Helen works part time and is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Neil Tynemouth

HR Business Partner

Telephone: (0191) 515 2429
Email: neil.tynemouth@sunderland.ac.uk

 

 


Vicky Cummings

HR Coordinator

Telephone: (0191) 515 2263
Email: vicky.cummings@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Marketing & Recruitment Services

Vicky works part time and is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Find out more about Vicky and her role.


Charlene Offer

HR Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 2050
Email: charlene.offer@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Education & Society
  • Faculty of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching
  • Continuous Improvement, Change & Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Governance
  • National Glass Centre
  • University Executive

Charlene works part time and is available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


Laura Cawood

HR Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 2917
Email: laura.cawood@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Academic Registry
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Facilities & Estates
  • Finance
  • International Office
  • Marketing & Recruitment Services
  • Student Journey
  • Technical Services

Management Systems (Including Payroll, Pensions and Benefits)

For questions about any payroll related matter, please e-mail: payroll.helpdesk@sunderland.ac.uk

For questions about any Academic Tutor related matter, including issuing contracts, submitting claims and eligibility to work documentation, please e-mail: at.claims@sunderland.ac.uk

Iain Clark

Head of HR Management Systems, Payroll, Pensions and Benefits
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 2425
Email: iain.clark@sunderland.ac.uk

Iain is part of the HR Senior Management Team, delivering key objectives within the University’s HR Operational Plan.  He is responsible for leading and managing comprehensive, proactive and strategic HR management systems and information and related activities in support of corporate and HR objectives including:

  • HR management systems
  • Provision of workforce information and external returns
  • Payroll, pension, reward and benefits

Iain works part time in the HR System Project team with the rest of his time remaining with the HR Management Systems team


Vikki Hewison

HR Adviser (Management Information)
Qualifications: Graduate MCIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 2057
Email: vikki.hewison@sunderland.ac.uk

  • Research, development, coordination and communication of a range of HR projects and management information, including the Staff HESA Return

 


Joseph Mackay-Christie

HR Adviser (Management Information)

Telephone: (0191) 515 2033
Email: joseph.mackay-christie@sunderland.ac.uk

  • Research, development, coordination and communication of a range of HR projects and management information, including the Staff HESA Return

Joseph is Vikki's maternity cover

 


Rob Coulson

Payroll & Benefits Adviser
Qualifications: MCIPPDIP

Telephone: (0191) 515 3740
Email: rob.coulson@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsibilities include: 

  • Manages the Payroll, Pension, Benefits and HR Administration teams and functions
  • Supports the University reward strategy
  • Provides lead technical advice in relation to pay, compliance, pension arrangements and benefits provision

Rob works part time in the HR System Project team with the rest of his time remaining with the HR Management Systems team


Linda Appleby

Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Telephone: (0191) 515 3734
Email: linda.appleby@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for Academic Tutor Administration, Pension Administration, Long Service Awards, supporting the Payroll & Benefits Adviser and point of contact for the following Faculty or Service:

  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Faculty of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
  • University Executive
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Legal & Governance
  • Continuous Improvement, Change & Compliance

Find out more about Linda and her role.


Michelle Walsh

Payroll & Benefits Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 3734
Email: michelle.walsh@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for the Office of National Statistics Return, Union Payments, Pension support and point of contact for the following Faculty or Service:

  • Faculty of Education & Society
  • Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Academic Registry
  • Marketing & Recruitment Services
  • National Glass Centre

Glen Young

Payroll & Benefits Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 2811
Email: glen.young@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for Facilities Overtime & Shift Payments, Childcare Vouchers, Pension Support and point of contact for the following Faculty or Service:

  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Facilities & Estates
  • Student Journey
  • Technical Services
  • University of Sunderland in London

Diane Mitchell

HR Administrator

Telephone: (0191) 515 2055
Email: diane.mitchell@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Academic Registry
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Facilities & Estates
  • Finance
  • International Office
  • Marketing & Recruitment Services
  • Student Journey
  • Technical Services

Diane works part time and is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


Karen Boddy

HR Administrator

Telephone: (0191) 515 3438
Email: karen.boddy@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Education & Society
  • Faculty of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching
  • Continuous Improvement, Change & Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Governance
  • National Glass Centre
  • University Executive

Health, Safety, Environment & Wellbeing

For advice on any work-related health and safety issue, including the Safety, Health and Environment Policy, Workplace Assessments, and Area Safety Health and Environment Coordinators, or if you would like guidance or information on health and safety at work.

For all general enquiries relating to health, safety, wellbeing and environmental issues please email hse@sunderland.ac.uk.

Louise Phillipson

Head of Health, Safety & Environment

Telephone: (0191) 515 2409
Email: louise.phillipson@sunderland.ac.uk

Louise is part of the HR Senior Management Team, delivering key objectives within the University’s HR Operational Plan. She is responsible for the strategic management of all health, safety and environment matters for staff, students and stakeholders across the University; including the Safety, Health and Environment Policy, Workplace Assessments, and Area Safety Health and Environment Coordinators.  She provides strategic guidance and support to senior managers across the University on the framework for ensuring a safe and healthy working and learning environment.  She ensures that the University complies with its statutory duties in relation to health, safety and the environment.

Named contact for:

  • Human Resources
  • International Office

John Park

Health, Safety & Environment Adviser

Telephone: (0191) 515 2047
Email: john.park@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for providing competent advice and guidance to Faculties, Services and others as appropriate in aspects of Health, Safety & Environment, particularly with respect to fire safety management.

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Faculty of Education & Society
  • Faculty of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Student Journey
  • Technical Services (shared with Kerry)

Kerry Laing

Health, Safety & Environmental Adviser

Telephone: (0191) 515 2066
Email: Kerry.Laing@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for providing competent advice and guidance to Faculties, Services and others as appropriate in aspects of Health, Safety & Environment, particularly with respect to environmental management and compliance.

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Facilities & Estates
  • National Glass Centre
  • Technical Services (shared with John)

Lisa Scorer

Health, Safety & Environment Coordinator

Telephone: (0191) 515 3422
Email: Lisa.Scorer@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for providing comprehensive, competent HS&E support and guidance to Faculties and Services in support of the wider HS&E team.

Named contact for:

  • Legal & Governance
  • Continuous Improvement, Change & Compliance
  • University Executive
  • University of Sunderland in London

Lisa works part time and is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


Alison Murray

Health, Safety & Environment Coordinator

Telephone:
Email: alison.murray@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for providing comprehensive, competent HS&E support and guidance to Faculties and Services in support of the wider HS&E team

Named contact for:

  • Academic Registry
  • Students' Union

Alison works part time and is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Susan Poxton

Health, Safety & Environment Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 3694
Email: sue.poxton@sunderland.ac.uk

Provides administration support to the Health, Safety & Environment team. 

Named contact for:

  • Finance
  • Marketing & Recruitment Services

Find out more about Sue and her role.


Susan Wynn

Occupational Health Manager

Telephone: (0191) 515 2539
Email: susan.wynn@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for occupational health advice and supporting all aspects of staff health and welfare.

 

 


Joan Harrison

Occupational Health, Safety & Environment Administrator

Telephone: (0191) 515 2548
Email: Joan.Harrison@sunderland.ac.uk

Provides administration support on Occupational Health and Wellbeing services.

Joan works part time and is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Organisation & Staff Development

For advice on how to identify personal development needs through the annual appraisal and planning process and what personal development opportunities are available. Please email general staff development queries to staff.development@sunderland.ac.uk

Natalie Bell

Head of Organisation & Staff Development
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 3440
Email: natalie.bell-1@sunderland.ac.uk

Natalie is part of the HR Senior Management Team, delivering key objectives within the University’s HR Operational Plan. She is responsible for leading and managing organisation and staff development strategic and operational activities. Natalie provides strategic guidance and support to senior managers across the University regarding the Staff Development Strategy and framework, ensuring that organisation and staff development activity is fit for purpose and provides value for money.

 For course booking and general staff development queries contact: staff.development@sunderland.ac.uk


Katy Walker

Organisation & Staff Development Coordinator

Telephone: 0191 515 2033
Email: katy.walker@sunderland.ac.uk

Katy develops and delivers a range of staff development activities, in particular personal skills development. She can provide support in how to identify learning and development needs, the process for staff development planning and support evaluation of impact of activities undertaken.

For course booking and general staff development queries contact staff.development@sunderland.ac.uk

 


HR System Project

Based in Unit 2 of the Technology Park, the HR System Project team are implementing the University's HR-Payroll solution to be launched during 2017/18.

Iain Clark

Head of HR Management Systems, Payroll, Pensions and Benefits
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 2425
Email: iain.clark@sunderland.ac.uk

Iain works part time in the HR System Project team with the rest of his time remaining with the HR Management Systems team

Rob Coulson

Payroll & Benefits Adviser
Qualifications: MCIPPDIP

Telephone: (0191) 515 3740
Email: rob.coulson@sunderland.ac.uk

Rob works part time in the HR System Project team with the rest of his time remaining with the HR Management Systems team

Lyndsay Furnevel

HR Project Adviser

Telephone: (0191) 515 2577
Email: lyndsay.furnevel@sunderland.ac.uk

 

 


Brian Woollett

Payroll Project Support

Telephone: (0191) 515 2853
Email: Brian.Woollett@sunderland.ac.uk

 

 


Kylie Harrison

HR Project Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 2556
Email: kylie.harrison@sunderland.ac.uk

 

 


This page was published on 19 April 2017