Human Resources

Developing my team

Providing training and development opportunities for team members.

The way we work

Read about the University Mission and Vision , The Way We Work and The Portsmouth Hallmark

Core training

The University of Portsmouth expects managers and staff to complete certain Core Training - ideally during the probationary period. Some elements are provided through e-learning and others through workshops. 

The Performance and Development Review (PDR) process and developing team members

We all benefit from taking time out to think about how our work is going and what we are trying to achieve. The Performance and Development Review (PDR) process offers a chance to discuss your own thoughts and hear another perspective on your contribution to the department and University. Professional, honest conversations enable us to celebrate successes and discuss problems. 

University of Portsmouth Staff Mentoring Scheme

Mentoring is a supportive opportunity to aid staff in identifying and achieving career goals.  It supports the development of a culture of equality and diversity and contributes to our Athena SWAN and HR Excellence in Research award commitment. The University Staff Mentoring Scheme is available for all staff.

Exploring development opportunities for team members

At the University of Portsmouth, we are committed to providing high quality learning and development events and opportunities, to ensure that staff understand their role. Our Learning and Development pages provide information about the full range of development opportunities and support for leaders and managers available at the University.

The Learning and Development calendar of events lists scheduled dates for all our training events including Recruitment & Selection Training.

Staff aspiring to management roles

Learning and Development offer a two-day event entitled Developing your Supervisory Skills.  This is aimed primarily at those aspiring or new to the role of first line supervisor.  The event is participative and designed to develop practical supervisory management skills and confidence in the role.