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FD Staff Voice

FD Staff Voice

The FD Staff Voice is a group of volunteer employee representatives from across the whole service.

They meet regularly to discuss ideas, questions and concerns raised by their colleagues.

It provides challenge on FD-related matters and University initiatives, instigates discussions that find solutions, and helps deliver those solutions.​

A forum where staff can participate in the debates that shape their working experience, it encourages the service to work together as ‘One FD’.

How does it work?


The group is made up of Staff Voice Ambassadors drawn from each service in the FD​.


  • Are the nominated staff members who take feedback from their colleagues to Staff Voice meetings​
  • Attend meetings and participate in change initiatives and projects​
  • Report back to their colleagues on the outcome of Staff Voice meetings​
  • Are in role for 12 months​

There are also be Staff Voice Champions to support the Ambassadors in gathering feedback from colleagues and reporting on Staff Voice activities. ​Champion attendance at meetings is not required unless covering absence, however Champions may attend meetings should they wish.

Each service has one ambassador and at least one champion.​ Larger services have several champions

Both roles are voluntary and unpaid but offer many opportunities for development.

There is also a Staff Voice Facilitator drawn from outside the FD.

Got an idea to share?

From new cutlery to a clothes drying area for commuters – let’s make the FD the best it can be!

Add your ideas to our virtual suggestion box.

Take a look at our meeting dates above so you don’t miss your chance to have your say.

Dropbox locations across campus

If you’d like to drop a suggestion in one our physical dropboxes, you can do so at the following locations.

Staff Voice progress

We now have a process in place to make sure any suggestions that you’ve added to the virtual and physical suggestion boxes get to the right people (Staff Voice, HR, FD senior management).

This means that we’ll soon be able to provide an update of suggestions and their outcomes here on the website.

Keep checking this webpage for updates.

Who are your Staff Voice representatives?

Staff Voice is part of the People & Culture aim set out in Our Way Ahead. As a forum for staff to participate in debates and raise questions and ideas, it is integral to shaping the future of the FD.

Staff Voice Ambassadors

Catering & Hospitality
Louise Poulter

Conferencing & Events
Paul Lyttle

Cleaning Services
Jonathan White

Alexandra Lilley

Energy & Engineering
Ric Fisher

Estate Planning & Information
Sami Wilson

Facilities Support Services
Michael Hern

Amylea Renfrew

FD Professional Services (Finance, Procurement, H&S and HR)
Patrick Dooley

Lee Bedford

Print & Mail
Lee McHugh

Programme Management Office
Sam Anderson

Residential Services
Hilary Duijndam Collins

Sales, Marketing & Comms
Rebecca Knight

Security Services
Rachel Lancaster

Sport & Physical Activity
Ali Kteich

Support Services
Kitty Binns Hall

Carla Tucker