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

HR&OD restructure

Posted on 1 August 2021 by Martin Atkinson - Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development

Following a period of transition, the Human Resources & Organisational Development (HR&OD) directorate has restructured to enable the devolution of HR services and professionals into Academic Divisions and some Professional Services Directorates.

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Hybrid Working Scheme

Posted on 30 June 2021  

From September 2021, a number of University staff will be able to choose where they work for part of the week.

Under our new Hybrid Working Scheme – open to all professional services staff on UK employment contracts – you can request to work off-campus for up to two days per week.

Further information on the new Hybrid Working Scheme, including FAQs, is available now on our HR pages.






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Last Updated: 05/08/2021