Human Resources

Who to contact

Who to contact - at a glance

  • For queries about working at Kent, applying for a job or for further information about current vacancies, please contact us at jobs@kent.ac.uk
  • Please contact hospitalityhr@kent.ac.uk for all general HR and recruitment queries in relation to Kent Hospitality and the Gulbenkian
  • For all recruitment queries in relation to the Estates Department please contact estatesrecruitment@kent.ac.uk
  • For all other general enquiries for the HR department, please contact us at hropsteam@kent.ac.uk

 

Employee Relations & Business Partnering

The Employee Relations and Business Partnering Team support line managers and staff with advice, guidance and policy implementation. Each school and department is assigned a specific Business Partner and Employee Relations Adviser as key contacts to ensure consistent support.

The team offer assistance with complaints, grievances, appeals, performance management and disciplinary action as necessary in line with the University’s policies, procedures and legislative framework.

Please contact the relevant Business Partner or Employee Relations Adviser for your school or department in the first instance. If for any reason they are not available then please also email the ERBP email inbox, ERBP@kent.ac.uk, which is monitored on a daily basis.

 

Colin Smith
Assistant Director - Employee Relations and Business Partnering

Darwin - Room E3.3

Tel. +44 (0)1227 816845
Email: C.Smith-832@kent.ac.uk

Colin has overall strategic responsibility for a specialist employee relations and business partnering team.


This team is the key and initial point of contact for most schools and departments and the Business Partners act as a ‘hub’, drawing in experience from other teams within HR as needed.

 

 

Claire Griffiths
HR Business Partner

Darwin – Room E3.5

Tel. +44 (0)1227  816132

Email:  C.Griffiths@kent.ac.uk

Claire’s working pattern is:
Mon: 09.00 – 17.00
Tue: 09.00 – 17.00
Fri: 09.00 – 17.00

Claire provides a business partnering service for:

 

  • Faculty of Social Sciences (excluding KBS and SSPSSR)

Tracey Myhill
HR Business Partner
Darwin – E3.2
Tel. +44 (0)1227 816874
Email: T.Myhill@kent.ac.uk

Tracey provides a business partnering service for:

 

  • Academic Division
  • SSPSSR
  • CEWL
  • KIE
  • Research Services
  • Council Secretariat
  • Safety, Health and Environment

 

Rebecca Jenkinson-Finn
Employee Relations Adviser
Darwin – E3
Tel. +44 (0)1227
Email: R.Jenkinson-Finn@kent.ac.uk

Rebecca’s working pattern is:
Mon: 09:00 - 15.30
Tues: 09.00 – 15.30
Thur: 09.00 – 15.30
Fri: 09.00 – 16.30

In collaboration with the HR Business Partner, Rebecca leads on the resolution of employee relations matters within the following portfolio:

 

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • KIE
  • Research Services
  • Safety Health and Environment
  • Council Secretariat
  • CEWL

Suzanne Lake

Suzanne Lake
HR Business Partner

Darwin - Room E3.4

Tel: +44 (0)1227 824660
Email: S.Lake@kent.ac.uk

Suzanne provides a business partnering service for:

 

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Information Services

Tanya Williams
Employee Relations Advisor
Darwin – Room E3.1
Tel. +44 (0)1227 816571
Email: T.Williams-371@kent.ac.uk

 

Tanya’s working pattern is:
Tue: 08.30 – 16.30
Thur: 08.30 – 16.30
Fri: 08.30 – 16.30

In collaboration with the HR Business Partner, Tanya leads on the resolution of employee relations matters within the following portfolio:

 

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Information Services

Georgia Bozekova
HR Business Partner

Darwin - Room E3.5

Tel: +44 (0)1227 824379
Email: G.A.Bozekova@kent.ac.uk

Georgia’s working pattern is: Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Tue: 09:00 - 17:00
Thur: 09:00 - 17:00
Fri: 09:00 - 17:00

Georgia provides a business partnering service for:

 

  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Centre for Higher and Degree Apprenticeship
  • Kent Health
  • Dean of Medway

Gemma Batchelor

Gemma Batchelor
Employee Relations Adviser

Darwin - Room E3.1

Tel. +44 (0)1227 826593
Email: G.Batchelor@kent.ac.uk

In collaboration with the HR Business Partner, Gemma leads on the resolution of employee relations matters within the following portfolio:

 

  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Academic Division
  • Centre for Degree and Higher Apprenticeship
  • Kent Health
  • Dean for Medway

Jo Bembridge

Jo Bembridge
HR Business Partner

Darwin E3.4

Tel. +44 (0)1227 816875
Email: J.L.Bembridge@kent.ac.uk

Jo’s working pattern is:

Mon: 09.00 – 16.00
Tue: 09.00 - 17:00
Wed: 09.00 – 17.00
Thur: 08.00 – 16.00

Jo provides a business partnering service for:

 

  • Corporate Communications
  • European Centres
  • Graduate School
  • Human Resources
  • Improvement and Projects Unit (BIPU)
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Finance
  • Student Services
  • Development Office
  • Kent Business School

 

Colin Stretch
Employee Relations Adviser
Darwin – E3.2
Tel. +44 (0)1227 824380
Email: C.Stretch@kent.ac.uk

Colin’s working pattern is:
Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Tues: 09.00 – 17.00
Fri: 09.00 – 17.00

In collaboration with the HR Business Partner, Colin leads on the resolution of employee relations matters within the following portfolio:

 

  • Europe
  • Kent Business School
  • Student Services
  • Graduate School
  • Finance
  • Corporate Communications
  • Improvement and Projects Unit (BIPU)
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Development Office

 

Jane Roe
HR Business Partner
Darwin – E3
Tel +44 (0)1227 816846
Email: J.Roe@kent.ac.uk

 

Jane provides business partnering support for the ERBP team.

 

 

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Last Updated: 14/09/2020