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

Bespoke training events, change management and facilitation

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

Staff development

Personal and professional development opportunities

Student development

An overview of the development opportunities we provide for students

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

Covid-19 support

The University's coronavirus pages have the latest information and advice.

Reporting coronavirus symptoms or positive cases

Staff who have coronavirus symptoms or who have tested positive should telephone their line manager

Business critical recruitment

Departments must provide justification for recruitment or contract extensions during this period.

Remote induction guidance

For managers with new staff during the lockdown.

Wellbeing and home working

Resources for staff and managers to help you navigate this period of remote working.

Supporting staff during lockdown

These pages contain information on the flexible working arrangements that were initially put in place until the end of 2020 and have now been extended.

News and updates

Health Assessment Guidance for staff reconnecting on campus

Occupational Health guidance with a particular emphasis on those who are immunocompromised / clinically vulnerable

Reporting staff cases of Covid-19

Colleagues should continue to utilise the University’s Covid-19 track and trace process

Right to Work checks from 1 July 2021

New right to work arrangements for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens