Human Resources Division

The HR Management Division is at the centre of all activities undertaken by the Office of Human Resources. The Division is made up of two sections which together provide support to the whole of the Office of Human Resources while at the same time specialising in specific areas of Personnel/HR work.

We provide central support to all Government Departments in relation to:

  • strategic HR issues
  • provide advice and guidance to management and staff on employment law, terms and conditions and HR processes and procedures
  • undertake a variety of employment administration duties according to the needs of Departments

Employment Services Section

The Employment Services section provides administrative services in relation to recruitment, changes to terms and conditions and cessation of employment.

How to get further information about a vacant post

If you require more information about a post than is contained in the Job Description then you will need to contact the recruiting manager. A name and contact number for the recruiting manager is usually given in the recruitment documents and can be obtained by contacting +44 1624 686300 or email

HR Business Partners and HR Advisers

HR Business Partners and their teams provide advice and guidance to Public Service managers and staff with regard to all HR management and employee and industrial relations issues.

Information, advice and support in respect of the following can be provided:

  • corporate people strategy, HR policies, procedures and practices
  • terms and conditions of employment/service
  • management of people and performance
  • grievance, discipline and capability handling and resolution
  • recruitment, current employment law and practice

Advice is available by telephone or in person, however, if you wish to speak to an HR Adviser in person, whenever possible appointments should be pre-arranged.

The HR Advisers also deliver workshops, seminars and briefings on employee relations matters such as managing sickness absence. Attendance on these workshops can be arranged via the Learning, Education and Development Division (LEAD) the Office of Human Resources. If there is sufficient demand within a work area on-site delivery of the courses can be arranged.

Support and guidance is also provided to managers in the preparation of business cases relating to staffing and other employment issues. This may include advice on job design, grading and organisational structures when appropriate.

Teams within the HR Management Division provide support to specific Departments.