Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Please see the University's coronavirus (COVID-19) updates page for the latest information and advice.

If you are unwell with coronavirus, are shielding or in self-isolation, or are unable to perform your job from home, please report this through the staff absence and self-isolation form.

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

Childcare, healthcare, travel, staff discounts and give as you earn

Forms and templates

All our forms and templates

Health and well-being

Employee assistance, Well@York, and occupational health

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

Organisational development

Leadership development, coaching and mentoring, bespoke team development

Pay and grading

Getting paid, rates of pay, and 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

Staff development

Personal and professional development opportunities

Student development

Personal and professional development opportunities

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

Managing your wellbeing while working remotely

People and Organisational Development have pulled together resources to support your wellbeing while working remotely

Apply now for So You Want to be a Manager

Aimed at those who have never supervised or managed before and who want to explore what it's like to take on such a role.

Employee assistance programme reminder

Need support from the employee assistance programme? Find out more about Health Assured