Human Resource Strategy

Human Resource Strategy

The Strategic Plan  for the period 2013-2018 sets out a fresh impetus and high ambitions for the people employed here.

‘To be an outstanding university at which to be a member of staff’

University of Worcester’s Strategic Plan 2013-2018

The University of Worcester aims to be an outstanding university for all its staff, as well as for its students. Each member of staff has an important role to play in helping the University achieve the objectives in the Strategic Plan.

In return, the University is committed to supporting its staff in accordance with the values of the plan.

People Strategy 2013-2018

This sets a framework for the development and implementation of policies that will deliver these objectives, support the mission and further embed the values. The future priorities will be used to form an action plan to accompany the strategy, and this will be monitored by the relevant committees and groups.

The strategy covers a five year period and will be adapted to respond to the University’s changing needs through regular reviews. Reviews will take account of any emerging employment trends, local, national and EU legislation and best practice in human resource management and higher education.

There are six key themes, with main aims, supporting expectations, commentary on current progress and a set of future priorities.    


·Reward and recognition

·Organisational and staff  development

·Leadership and management of change

·Engagement and consultation

·Respect, wellbeing and sustainable communities