University of Birmingham HR

University of Birmingham HR

University of Birmingham crest

University of Birmingham HR

The HR service in the College of Social Sciences consists of a Head of HR and a HR Administrator. The Head of HR acts as a Business Partner to the Head of College and College Board, and the role focuses on supporting and delivering strategic change, bespoke projects, performance management (including academic probation) and reorganisations. The HR Administrator will support these activities as well as coordinating and supporting major annual processes such as academic promotions and annual reviews.


Lora Morris, Head of HR, College of Social Sciences
Tel: 0121 414 7347 (47347)

Debbie Baker, Secretary
Tel: 0121 414 9049 (49049)


About us

HR looks after the relationship between you and the University.
It’s our role to support your professional goals and development, as well as your wellbeing at work.
We manage employment policies and conditions, staff recruitment and induction, benefits, salaries and much more.

Performance, Transformation and Change

Performance, Transformation and Change encompasses the ongoing roles of the HR business partners within the Colleges and Professional Services, alongside a dedicated performance and change team of HR Advisors and consultants.

Professional and Organisational Development (POD)

POD’s vision is ‘to be a highly valued team of trusted advisors to senior management across the university, supporting leaders during unprecedented levels of change in helping to develop individual, team and organisation wide capabilities and behaviours’.

Find out more

0121 414 3693

Service Delivery

The Service Delivery function provides a dedicated service focusing on the execution of day to day HR and Recruitment requirements.

The function comprises several teams focussed on providing advice and support in designated areas including recruitment, fixed term contracts and the first point of contact for all general HR enquiries.


0121 415 8425

0121 415 9000

Strategy and Policy

Strategy and Policy support the delivery of transformational performance across the University. We support colleagues in HR and the University by:

  • developing pay and reward systems;
  • promoting equality and diversity;
  • generating management information to support projects and initiatives for staff;
  • supporting collective employee relations.

Workplace Wellbeing

Your wellbeing at work is crucial in helping you to achieve your full potential.

To help you stay healthy and happy at work the University offers a wide range of benefits, services and facilities ranging from flexible working and recreational facilties to counselling services and specialist safety advisors.

Find out more


Health and Safety and Fire Safety
Occupational Health