Human Resources

Information, advice and support for employees and managers at the University of York.

About HR

Who we are, how to contact us, news and updates

Appointing staff and managing contracts

Making appointments, fixed-term contracts, leavers, terms and conditions

Attendance, leave and absence

Includes holidays, parental leave, sickness and flexible working

Casual and temporary workers

Using casual workers, including GTAs and the University Temp Pool

Employee benefits

Discounts, childcare, healthcare, transport, and give as you earn

Forms and templates

All our forms and templates

Health and well-being

Employee assistance, mental health support, occupational health

Learning and development

Personal and professional development opportunities

Management information

Workforce data for staff and managers

New starters

Help and advice, induction and probation processes

Online services

Access HR systems for recruitment, data, training, benefits and support

Pay and grading

Getting paid, rates of pay, promotion, job evaluation and grading


USS, University of York, People's Pension and NHS pension schemes

Performance management

Setting expectations and reviewing performance

Policies and guidance

Formal policies, procedures and guidance


How to advertise vacancies and assess candidates

Trade unions and employee relations

How we consult and engage with employees

University careers

Explore different career paths at the University

Working in the UK

Checking, obtaining and maintaining permission to work in the UK

News and updates

Interested in being a mentor or mentee?

An opportunity to get involved in mentoring

Voluntary severance scheme

Information for colleagues and managers in support of the University - protecting our future

  Ongoing project

HR Round Up, April 2024

Update from the VC, USS webinars, pre-retirement seminar, change management and updates to visa rules

Making the Difference Award: HR

Nominations for HR's Making the Difference Award are open from 29 April to 28 May