Anglia Ruskin University Human Resources

Anglia Ruskin University Human Resources

HR Services, Our Mission

Our service mission is to be:

  • a trusted partner, enabling the achievement of excellence

We will do this by:

  • using best practice from within and beyond the sector;
  • working alongside Deans and Directors as facilitators and critical friends, rather than gatekeepers and regulators;
  • ensuring that employees and managers have ready access to a range of quality HR services which are relevant, reliable, responsive and cost effective.

HR Strategy, Policy and Planning

  • Contribute to corporate HR strategy and planning processes to meet our Corporate Plan.
  • Develop ‘best-fit’ policies and procedures; implement, monitor and review at least triennially

Recruitment and Selection

  • Provide a comprehensive advice and administration service, from advertising to appointment, for all full-time and fractional appointments across the organisation.
  • Make appointment offers and complete employment documentation.

Employment Contract Administration

  • Administer probationary procedures.
  • Monitor temporary contracts and initiate and action review procedures.
  • Implement changes to current contracts, and process leavers.

Pay and Benefits

  • Manage pay and grading structures.
  • Initiate and update payroll transactions.
  • Administer occupational pension schemes and other employee benefits.

Training and Development

  • Identify training and development needs and source provision.
  • Provide Corporate induction programmes.
  • Facilitate IiP accreditation.
  • Administer corporate training provision..

HR Information and Records

  • Determine and maintain HR records.
  • Provide ad hoc information internally.
  • Complete information and statistical returns for external agencies.

Employee Relations

  • Contribute to individual and collective consultations and negotiations.
  • Apply collective agreements.
  • Advise managers and staff on employment matters.
  • Participate in disciplinary, grievance and disputes procedures.

Employee Communications

  • Plan, develop and advise on employee communications.
  • Annually review and update Staff Handbooks, etc.

Health and Welfare

  • Liaise with managers, staff and specialists on occupational health matters.
  • Provide employee support and access to Employee Assistance Programme.

Special Projects

  • Undertake specific, time limited projects in support of organisational development and change.

Professional Advice

  • Help managers with people management.
  • Work with others to effect change.


  • Manage and develop HR staff (including CPD).
  • Manage and administer HR budget.
  • Plan and evaluate HR activities.


We provide a wide range of human resource services.