Imperial’s HR Strategy & Recruiting Staff

Since 2012 Imperial’s HR Excellence submissions have been mapped against the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Imperial has endorsed and is now committed to the 40 principles of the European Charter and Code and have mapped our actions against the EU Charter and Code.

The most up to date documents, covering the actions and progression from the initial 2012 actions to June 2018, are the 2018 Gap Analysis, Action Plan and Internal Review document.

2012 – The College conducted and submitted an initial Gap Analysis and Action Plan (actions focus - 2013-2015). Endorsing the UK Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers and committing to actions to and was awarded the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award via the UK process. 

2015 – The College completed a 2 year internal review with a revised Action Plan (actions focus - 2015-2017).

2017 – The College submitted a 4 year review with a revised Action Plan (actions focus - 2017-2019). Since submitting we have transferred from the UK process to the EU process, therefore the documentation has been updated and transferred to the new strengthened process (2018).

2018 – The College has completed a review of the HR Excellence in Research Award Gap Analysis and Action Plan and have conducted an Internal Review – fully endorsing and committing to implementing the European Charter and Code for Researchers.

2019 – Imperial received assessor comments on the 2018 renewal – these have been addressed and submitted to the EU.

committees

HRS4R Committee

  • Chair - Prof Nick Jennings - Vice Provost of Research
  • Co-chair - Joe Cooper – Deputy Director of HR 

Vice Dean for Research from each Faculty (R4)

  • Prof Martin Wilkins - Vice Dean (Research) Faculty of Medicine (or nominated R4 representative)
  • Prof Mary Ryan - Vice Dean (Research) Faculty of Engineering (or nominated R4 representative)
  • Prof Paul French - Vice Dean (Research) Faculty of Natural Sciences (or nominated R4 representative)
  • HR Excellence Champion- each Faculty (R3) - to be nominated by the Vice Dean / PFDC Champion

R1 & R2 representatives from each Faculty

  • R1 representatives are the Student Academic & Welfare Officers (AWOs) 
  • R2 representatives are the R2 nominated faculty leads

Key lead representatives

  • Susan Littleson - Deputy Director - Organisational Development and Inclusion (ODI)
  • Dr Liz Elvidge - Head of the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (PFDC)
  • Laura Lane - Head of Strategy and Operations - Graduate School
  • Dr Rachel Herries - Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre Consultant (PFDC)- Secretary

HR Excellence Working Group

  • Susan Littleson - Deputy Director - Organisational Development and Inclusion (ODI)
  • Kani Kamara - Head of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre (EDIC)
  • Dr Liz Elvidge – Head of the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (PFDC)
  • Rob Farace - Head of Recruitment and Progression
  • Audrey Fraser - Head of Reward, Engagement and Policy
  • Laura Lane - Head of Strategy and Operations - Graduate School
  • Dr Rachel Herries - Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre Consultant (PFDC)- Secretary