Human Resources


Welcome to Human Resources & Organisational Development

HR is at the heart of everybody's working life at Kent. The HR&OD directorate restructured in August 2021, transforming its approach to delivering HR services and advice at Kent and moving from a fully centralised to a devolved model of delivery. Our new ways of working will only make this stronger, providing a platform that ensures everyone at the University is enabled and supported to make the most of their time with us.

The focus of the central HR&OD directorate will shift towards empowering others to manage their own activity locally, supporting a wider community of HR professionals embedded across the University. The directorate has a clearly agreed framework that is relevant and appropriate so devolved HR services can remain connected to Kent’s overall People Strategy.




Latest news


Respite day (21 December 2022) and Annual Leave rollover

23 November 2022 Emma Ransley - HR Adviser

To thank staff for their extraordinary efforts over the past year, we are pleased to announce Wednesday 21 December will be treated as a respite day. You can also take advantage of rolling over up to 10 days leave into 2023.

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Vacancy Management

18 November 2022  Emma Ransley - HR Adviser

With effect from 16 November 2022, the current strategic review approval process is replaced by Vacancy Management and Exceptional Approval to Hire processes due to the University’s business need to control expenditure.

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People and Culture Strategy 2022-25

16 September 2022 Martin Atkinson - Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development

Our people are the key to our success. The new People and Culture Strategy will help us all coplace to work

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Last Updated: 30/11/2022