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Photograph of Jayne Dowden

Welcome to the Cardiff People Programme, developed in support of the Cardiff Futures initiative.  Cardiff People is a university wide programme, designed to deliver standard, easy to use ways of managing our working life.

Above all, Cardiff People is not about implementing a new IT system for HR or payroll. It is about transforming the way people-related services are accessed and delivered across the University by each and every one of us.

We all spend time filling in forms and posting them about our departments to various signatories.  We trust that the paper will make its way, in due course, to the correct person in a central service.  We hope that they will interpret the information as we intended and input it into an IT system.  But we do not know.

 In essence, our strategy is to modernise the way we work and replace those outdated paper-based systems with online services.  As individuals, we will have access to view our own data, input changes or requests and track progress on line.  We will know exactly where our request is, be it for holiday, for time-sheets or for a contractual change, and what is its status  As recruiters or managers, we will be able to manage processes on line and have access to clear reports to give us timely, accurate overview information on our team or department.

As part of the programme we are questioning how we do things and why, with the aim of streamlining and removing steps that are no longer necessary.  There has been and will continue to be involvement of people across the University in looking at the detail about how best we move forward.  Working together, in the spirit of the Cardiff Futures initiative, we will deliver an efficient, effective, modernised infrastructure that supports our University's ongoing development.  And makes the way we each manage that necessary part of our own working life more straightforward.

Jayne Dowden

Director of Human Resources, Safety, Health and Environment / Cardiff People Programme Sponsor.


If you would like to talk to someone about the Programme, please email or phone Caroline Mackenzie, Programme Manager on 029208 79094 or 07854 189598.

A list of key Cardiff People contacts is available in the meet the team section