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Faculty Support Officers

As part of a wider change within the University of York, which includes the development of a new strategy, there has been agreement to have a strong, positive articulation around the role of faculties and to enhance this relationship by providing support for Academic Departments. Strengthened Faculty teams will enable a more flexible and agile provision of professional support cover for Departments as their needs vary through time.  This is a new project team for the three faculties and will be coordinated by Becky Bleaden (Faculty Admin Manager).  This team consists of six Faculty Support Officers who can help Departments with a variety of projects. Recent and current projects include:
  • The Minutes Project - The team have analysed the current meeting arrangements across all departments and created bespoke recommendations, training and templates for all departments which are currently being rolled out in July 2023.
  • Athena Swan Policy Audit and Data Collection - Collating and analysing gendered data relating to a number of university policies (e.g. annual leave, absence reporting, parental/carers leave, promotion etc.). This data will be used to support the department’s upcoming Athena Swan application.
  • Space Survey - Assist in collecting data on Departments' space needs and preferences and advising on space projects.
  • Student Lists and Database Systems Review - Reviewing student lists and databases, streamlining processes and reducing the number of sources.
  • Departmental Health and Safety Policy - Reviewing current Health and Safety policies and advising on improvements.

Please get in touch with your Deputy Head of Faculty Operations if you wish to apply for a Faculty Support Officer. They will be able to help you with your application. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Becky Bleaden (

Becky Bleaden

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Annemarie McIntyre

Annemarie McIntyre

Georgie Robinson

Faculty of Sciences

Phil Stokoe

Victoria Batty

Victoria Batty

Faculty of Social Sciences
Anna Ruitenbeek

Anna Ruitenbeek

Matthew Crossland