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Human Resources staff work in the following six areas:

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Directorate

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Andrea Walters

University Secretary & Director of Human Resources
Qualifications: Chartered FCIPD

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

As Director of Human Resources, Andrea provides strategic leadership and management of the Human Resources service and leads the development and delivery of the University's People Strategy: 'Excellence Through our People'.


Alison Stephenson

Deputy Director of Human Resources

Telephone: (0191) 515 3020
Email: alison.stephenson@sunderland.ac.uk


Julie Ward

Executive Support Assistant

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


Laura Towers

Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 3568
Email: laura.towers@sunderland.ac.uk

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


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.

Vicki Casey

Head of HR Business Partnering
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD

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

Vicki 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 Arts & Creative Industries
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching

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
  • External Relations
  • Home Recruitment

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


Elizabeth Green

HR Business Partner
Qualifications: Graduate CIPD

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

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Technology
  • Estates & Facilities

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:

  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • International Office
  • Student Journey

Helen Telford

HR Business Partner
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD

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

Named contact for:

  • Finance
  • Technical Services
  • Projects

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


Jane Bell

HR Business Partner
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 2557
Email: jane.bell@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Academic Registry
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • National Glass Centre

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


Justine Gillespie

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

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

Justine manages the equality, diversity and inclusion activities and Athena SWAN submissions and action plans, across the University. This impacts on the successful inclusion and outcomes of students and staff from all equality strands, and on the University’s reputation. 

Justine is also Deputy Chair of the Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Social Responsibility Group.

Named contact for:

  • University Executive

Vicky Cummings

HR Shared Service Team Leader

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

Responsible for the management of the Administration team


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Charlene Offer

HR Assistant

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

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Education & Society
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Estates & Facilities
  • External Relations
  • Finance
  • Home Recruitment
  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Governance
  • Marketing & Recruitment Services
  • Student Journey
  • University Executive

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


Sheridan Buckley

HR Assistant

Telephone: (0191) 515 3386
Email: sheridan.buckley@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Academic Registry
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching
  • International Office
  • National Glass Centre
  • Technical Services

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Diane Mitchell

HR Administrator

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

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Academic Registry
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching
  • National Glass Centre
  • Technical Services

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


Natasha Harrison

HR Administrator

Telephone: (0191) 515 2629
Email: natasha.harrison@sunderland.ac.uk

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Education & Society
  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Estates & Facilities
  • External Relations
  • Finance
  • Home Recruitment
  • Human Resources
  • International Office
  • Legal & Governance
  • Marketing & Recruitment Services
  • Student Journey
  • University Executive

Niall Torpey

HR Administrator (Apprentice)

Telephone: (0191) 515 2357
Email: niall.torpey@sunderland.ac.uk


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, please e-mail: at.enquiries@sunderland.ac.uk

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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

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

 


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Andrew Kirkland

Payroll, Pensions & Reward Adviser

Telephone: (0191) 515 3122
Email: andrew.kirkland@sunderland.ac.uk


Linda Appleby

Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

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

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

  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Faculty of Technology
  • University Executive
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching
  • External Relations
  • Human Resources
  • International Office
  • Finance
  • Legal & Governance

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
  • Home Recruitment
  • 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

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-Hobdey

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
  • Legal & Governance

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 Technology
  • Estates & Facilities

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 Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • External Relations
  • National Glass Centre
  • Student Journey
  • Technical Services

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:

  • International Office
  • University Executive
  • University of Sunderland in London
  • Student Union

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Alison Murray

Health, Safety & Environment Coordinator

Telephone: (0191) 515 2929
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
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching (CELT)
  • Enterprise & Innovation

Sue 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
  • Home Recruitment

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.

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


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 and Wednesday


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. For course booking please use the Career and Development section of Employee Self Service (ESS). For general learning and teaching staff development queries contact CELT@sunderland.ac.uk. For queries relating to the Individual Research Planning process contact research.support@sunderland.ac.uk.

Natalie Stouph

Head of Organisation & Staff Development
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD Chartered Manager MCMI

Telephone: (0191) 515 3440
Email: natalie.stouph@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. Natalie is also the Chair of the University Staff Development Group and the University Staff Qualifications Panel

Named contact for:

  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Governance
  • Technical Services
  • University Executive

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


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. 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.

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Business, Law & Tourism
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Estates & Facilities
  • Finance
  • Marketing & Recruitment Services
  • National Glass Centre
  • Student Journey

Sophia Grainger

Organisation & Staff Development Coordinator
Qualifications: Associate CIPD

Telephone: (0191) 515 3339
Email: sophia.grainger@sunderland.ac.uk

Sophia develops and delivers a range of staff development activities, including leadership development programmes for staff. 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.

Sophia is an Accredited Coach and is responsible for coordinating the University's internal staff coaching network.

Named contact for:

  • Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Faculty of Education & Society
  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Academic Registry
  • Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching
  • Connections & Place
  • International Office
  • University of Sunderland in London

Garry Storer

Organisation & Staff Development Coordinator

Telephone: 0191 515 3597
Email: garry.storer@sunderland.ac.uk

Garry creates and delivers staff development activities related to IT and Business Systems.

He is also responsible for the creation, maintenance and evaluation of online staff development courses and activities available as part of our annual staff development programme.


Shannon Walker

HR Administrator

Telephone: 0191 515 2739
Email: shannon.walker@sunderland.ac.uk

Shannon provides administration support for the organisation of staff development activities.

Shannon is also administrator to the University Staff Development Group and University Staff Qualifications panel.


University of Sunderland in London HR

Click here for staff at the University of Sunderland in London.  Please direct any queries about employment at the University of Sunderland in London to human.resources-london@sunderland.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7531 7333.

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Ilona Lewicka

Human Resource Manager
Qualifications: Associate CIPD

Telephone: (0207) 531 7333
Email: Ilona.Lewicka@sunderland.ac.uk

Based in London, Ilona is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the HR provision there. She works closely with UoSiL's Senior Management Team and managers to provide HR solutions that are right for UoSiL's staff and business and, most importantly, for UoSiL's students.


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Alison Redfearn

Human Resources Assistant

Telephone: (0207) 531 7333
Email: alison.redfearn@sunderland.ac.uk

Responsible for supporting the HR function in London, Alison provides administrative support around recruitment and selection and the employee’s life cycle.

 


This page was published on 17 July 2020