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Mrs Barbara Wall

Personal Assistant & HR AdministratorVicki Sparkes

I am responsible for:

  • Providing PA support to both the Deputy Head of Department and Departmental Business & Operations Manager.
  • Dealing with all aspects of staff recruitment, including organising interviews and all associated written and telephone correspondence.
  • General HR administration, including:
    • responding to HR queries
    • tracking and recording staff probation periods and appraisals
    • recording staff annual leave and sickness leave
    • organising honorary contracts
    • dealing with applications for Research Passports
    • obtaining University cards
    • organising Visitor Agreements
    • responding to general departmental queries
  • Induction of new staff to the Department; includes preparation of welcome packs, drawing up induction schedules and organising staff access to University computing services.
  • Secretary to the Department of Oncology Management Committee.


  • Secretary to the Department of Oncology Management Committee.
  • I job share with Meg Horobin, who covers my job responsibilities when I am not available.

Working hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday 08:30-16:45