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Human Resources - Contacts

As a result of our move to the 7th floor and due to the confidential nature of our work, please note that, unless requested otherwise, all visitors to Human Resources and Pensions are asked to gain access via the main HR Reception Desk.  Please use ‘D’ lift to floor 7, or the sky lifts, red to floor 7, blue to South Wing floor 10, to bring you to the front door to HR MB716.

General HR enquiries HR_helpdesk@aston.ac.uk or HR Helpdesk +44 (0)121-204-4500 for a response within two working days
recruitment@aston.ac.uk (email address for all job enquiries)
hera@aston.ac.uk (email address for all hera enquiries)
hradvisors@aston.ac.uk (generic email address for HR Advisors)


Contact Address

Human Resources,
Room MB 716,
Aston University, Aston Triangle,
Birmingham, B4 7ET

 


HR Fax: +44 (0)121 204 4614        
Main Switchboard: +44 (0)121 204 3000

HR Structure Chart (updated version available soon)

    HR DIRECTORS

Ann Hartley
(Acting) Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
Ext 4606
a.p.hartley@aston.ac.uk

Responsible for the delivery of Human Resource Management and Organisational Development within the University. 

Jane Farrell
Associate Director of HR 
Ext 4595
j.f.farrell@aston.ac.uk

Responsibility for delivering the HR Advisory Services for Support Departments, Recruitment and Occupational Health

Claire Freeman
Associate Director of HR – Academic Schools
Ext 4571
c.e.freeman@aston.ac.uk 

Responsibility for delivering the HR Advisory Services to the Schools and academic-related areas (CLIPP & REO).  

HR BUSINESS PARTNERS

Sarah Carey
HR Business Partner
(Works Mon - Wed)
Ext 4581
s.j.carey@aston.ac.uk  

HR advice to LHS, AMS, CLIPP, REO and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor areas.  Sarah is located in MB621d LHS.  Cover in the absence of Deborah Walker is provided by Stephanie Norman, Christine Campbell or Heather Eden.

Deborah Walker                        
HR Business Partner
(Works Tues - Fri)
Ext 4596
d.walker1@aston.ac.uk

HR advice to LHS, AMS, CLIPP, REO and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor areas. Deborah is located in MB621d LHS.   Cover in the absence of Sarah Carey is provided by Stephanie Norman, Christine Campbell or Heather Eden.

Stephanie Norman                   
HR Business Partner 
(Works Mon - Wed)
Ext 4306 
s.norman1@aston.ac.uk

Principal contact for ABS.  HR advice to ABS, LSS, CFO areas, Marketing & Dev & Alumni.  Stephanie is located on the 6th Floor, Central Office, Aston Business School Building.  Cover provided by other HR Business Partners based on availability.

Stephen Belt
HR Business Partner
Ext 5128
s.belt@aston.ac.uk

Contact for ABS, currently located in MB716.
Christine Campbell
HR Business Partner  
(Works Tues - Thurs)
Ext 4586
c.m.campbell@aston.ac.uk 

Principal contact for LSS.  HR advice to LSS, ABS, CFO areas, Marketing & Dev & Alumni.  Christine is located in room MB728.  Cover provided by other HR Business Partners based on availability.
Samantha Russell
HR Business Partner
Ext 4576 
s.russell1@aston.ac.uk

Principal contact for CFO areas.  HR advice to CFO areas, Marketing & Dev & Alumni, LSS, ABS. Located in MB728.  Cover provided by other HR Business Partners based on availability.

Caroline O'Gorman
HR Business Partner
Ext 4053
c.ogorman@aston.ac.uk 

Principal contact for EAS.  Provides cover to COE areas in the absence of Anne-Marie Lokwiya. Based in EAS School Centre MB133.  

Anne-Marie Lokwiya
HR Business Partner 
Ext 5385
a.lokwiya@aston.ac.uk 

Principal contact for the COE areas.  Provides cover to EAS in the absence of Caroline O'Gorman. Located in MB728.

HR OPERATIONS

Barbara Power 
Office Manager/PA to the Director of HR  
and Organisational Development  
Ext 4583 
b.a.power@aston.ac.uk

Office Manager/Personal Assistant to the Director of HR and Organisational Development.  Contact for the Employee Travel Pass Scheme and office administration.
Mandeep Chandhok
Customer Services Advisor
Ext 4699
m.chandhok@aston.ac.uk

Principle contact for customer queries received through the HR Helpdesk email or telephone and visitors to the department.

Systems Team:

 

Chris Phillips
HR Operations & Systems Manager
Ext 4593
c.j.phillips1@aston.ac.uk 

This role oversees the essential functions of HR Systems and Payroll, interfacing closely with HR colleagues to provide a “seamless service” focussed on the needs of the customer.

Jason Price 
HR Systems and Information Specialist
Ext 4580
j.price1@aston.ac.uk  
 

Supports the HR Operations & Systems Manager with the operation and maintenance of the HR and Payroll System, the Online Recruitment System and other HR systems including the provision of Business Objects reports.  

Denise Jackson
HR Systems Administrator
Ext 4600
d.jackson@aston.ac.uk 

Supports the HR Systems Manager with the provision of Business Objects reports, carries out training and support for HR systems.

Administrative Team:

 

Merissa James
HR Administrator
Ext 4591
m.l.james@aston.ac.uk

To provide effective and efficient administrative support and advice for a wide range of personnel procedures and processes related to employees. These include: on-boarding new staff, probation, monitoring fixed term contracts, sickness absence, annual increments, allowance and honoraria, contract changes, casual staff processing, maintaining employee records in Core and personal employee files.   Admin contact for:  ABS & EAS.                

Anthony Madarani
HR Administrator
Ext 4280  
a.madarani@aston.ac.uk

Paul Brown
HR Administrator
Ext 5048
p.brown4@aston.ac.uk
To provide effective and efficient administrative support and advice for a wide range of personnel procedures and processes related to employees. These include: on-boarding new staff, probation, monitoring fixed term contracts, sickness absence, annual increments, allowance and honoraria, contract changes, casual staff processing, maintaining employee records in Core and personal employee files.   Admin contact for:  LSS, LHS & AMS, VC, PVC/DVC, Marketing, Dev & Alumni, REO, CLIPP, HR, H&S, Legal.
    

Sarah Taylor
HR Administrator
Ext 4573
s.l.taylor@aston.ac.uk

To provide effective and efficient administrative support and advice for a wide range of personnel procedures and processes related to employees. These include: on-boarding new staff, probation, monitoring fixed term contracts, sickness absence, annual increments, allowance and honoraria, contract changes, casual staff processing, maintaining employee records in Core and personal employee files.  Admin contact for:  all remaining support areas.   

 

Recruitment Team:

 
Harinder Bhachu 
Recruitment Administrator
Ext 4280
h.bhachu@aston.ac.uk

To provide effective and efficient administrative support for recruitment across the whole of the University, working closely with the HR Business Partners.  This includes: advertising, interviews, contracts, certificates of sponsorship, medicals, expenses and relocation.

Karen Clinton
Recruitment Administrator 
Ext 3351
k.clinton@aston.ac.uk 

To provide effective and efficient administrative support for recruitment across the whole of the University, working closely with the HR Business Partners.  This includes: advertising, interviews, contracts, certificates of sponsorship, medicals, expenses and relocation.

Grace Ntamirira
Recruitment Administrator
Ext 3323
g.ntamirira@aston.ac.uk
To provide effective and efficient administrative support for recruitment across the whole of the University, working closely with the HR Business Partners.  This includes: advertising, interviews, contracts, certificates of sponsorship, medicals, expenses and relocation.