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HR Operations

The HR Operations team provides the delivery of effective transactional services to managers, staff and potential new recruits including general enquiries, recruitment, HR administration, administering the University's payroll and the HR Systems Team who are responsible for the management and development of the Trent HR & Payroll System as well as Employee Self Service.

HR Operations welcomes visitors and is located in room 110 on the first floor of Whiteknights House. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and from 9.00 to 4:30 pm on Fridays.

HR Co-Ordinators are located in three teams and cover all Schools and Functions (apart from Henley Business School).

Contacts for your School or Function

If you are unsure who to contact direct, here is a guide to the best email address to use to get started with your query:

Payroll queries:

General HR queries:

Recruitment queries:

HR Systems queries:

Pensions queries:

HR Operations Team:

Caroline Hobson - HR Operations Manager


Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 7306

Lin Chapman - Senior Payroll Officer


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 7166

Damian Cox - Senior Payroll Technical Officer


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 4483

HR Administrators

The team of HR Administrators are supervised by Senior HR Administrators

Lucy McNeil- Senior HR Administrator (Tuesday - Friday)


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 7657

Lina Johansson - Senior HR Administrator (Monday - Thursday)


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 6773 

HR Clerical Assistants

Sharon Golden


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 8751 

Jane White


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 8751

Ros James 


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 6126

HR Systems

Richard Speight- HR Systems Manager


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 4654

Helen Pierce - HR Systems Developer


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 5430

Simon Burden - HR Systems and Information Officer


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 6124

Aidan Charnley - HR Systems Administrator


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 4657

Charlotte Crouchman - HR Systems Assistant


Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 6165



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For any general Payroll or HR Administration enquiries please contact via email:

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