Support for new staff

Bernard Small

New starter?We'll have you settled in in no time

As a new member of staff, settling in to a new work environment can take a little time but we will offer you support and guidance, to help to settle you into to your new role quickly and comfortably as possible.

Human resources

Each faculty or service area of the University has its own dedicated HR team to ensure you always have someone to contact should you require any help or support.

If you have general queries about holiday entitlement, pensions, staff benefits or salaries, our HR website has lots of helpful information. 

Relocating to Leeds

If you are moving to the Leeds area from elsewhere in the UK or from overseas, our Relocate@Leeds website is a useful resource, with information including applying for visas, transport connections, childcare facilities and local leisure activities – it also includes handy checklists so you can make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

Staff induction

We want you to settle into your new work environment as quickly as possible. Our probation process which you line manager will discuss with you shortly after you start is designed to give you the support you need to perform in your role to the best of your ability.

In addition to this, regular induction sessions for new starters are held to help welcome you and introduce you to the wider University.  These sessions will give you the chance to meet the Vice-Chancellor and learn about the University community and our values.

After the induction you will also have the opportunity to take a walk around our induction fair with information including (but not limited to) the following:

  • HR
  • trade unions
  • pensions and benefits
  • IT
  • Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU)
  • The Edge (sports complex)
  • Library
  • Staff centre

Additional induction sessions run by our Staff and Departmental Development Unit can help you familiarise yourself with more specific areas of the University such as student education and research and innovation.   

Useful resources

With over 100 buildings, it can take some time to familiarise yourself with the University campus. If you need help finding your way around the University you can use our campus map or follow the signposts around campus. 

Our intranet For Staff will keep you informed of what’s going on at the University. You can learn about events on campus, read recent news stories and find important guidance and policies all in one place.