Administrative Staff

Sarah Christmas
YCCSA Manager, HR Co-ordinator


York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis Manager

  • Management and development of administration for the Centre’s resources and activities.
  • Provision of a direct line of communication between the Director and other University departmental and central administrative services, eg. Research Support Office.
  • Provide administrative support for Centre activitiesService the YCCSA Steering Committee.
  • Administrative management of the YCCSA summer student Scholarships programme
  • Administrative management of YCCSA’s external presence, including design and maintenance of the Centre website, checking consistency and that information is up to date, Twitter feed, and liaising with Press Office regarding press releases as appropriate
  • Financial management of Centre core accounts, including monitoring accounts, providing budget projections and organising resources

HR Coordinator

  • First point of contact within the Department for all HR related queries
  • Supporting all aspects of recruitment and selection of academic and academic related recruitment
  • Monitor staff contracts, especially fixed term and fixed term funding posts,
  • Close liaison with HR Manager and HR Adviser for Computer Science and dissemination of advice and guidance about changes to policy or legislation which affect the Department's operation, and the Department Manager to plan and implement improvements to Departmental HR procedures
  • Provide support to the HoD in managing the Department's ongoing responsibilities for compliance with ERDF funding regulations: organising and hosting events, representing HoD at meetings and reporting on progress against targets, suggesting and implementing ideas for providing assists to local SMEs
  • Member of the Department’s HR Committee
  • Member of the Department’s Social Committee


  • Diploma in Management (Open University)

Additional Contact Numbers

Phone:+44 (0)1904 325406


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325334

Fax: +44 (0)1904 325599

Office: RCH/221