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Administration and finance

Contact HR Direct

Telephone HR Direct on 01392 385555 or email

HR Direct working times are Monday to Friday, 8.30 am until 5.00 pm.

HR Direct is part of the HR Operations team.  We support managers and school leaders remotely in all aspects of HR management.

We are sometimes referred to as the ‘Helpline’ because the majority of our customers contact us by phone, however, we also provide support and advice by email.

Our support

We support:

  • corporate managers within Devon County Council
  • headteachers, school leaders, school business managers and administrators of schools, academies and early years in Devon
  • privately-run preschools
  • some external customers

We support with:

  • grievance and disciplinary processes
  • restructures and redundancies
  • any aspect of HR policy interpretation
  • absence management including supporting occupational health referrals
  • TUPE transfers
  • employee relations
  • iTrent user queries