Human Resources


Welcome to the Human Resources website.

This website is designed to be a useful resource for staff and managers at the University and is regularly updated when new policies and procedures are introduced. If you are interested in reading about our HR Strategy, including current news and updates on projects we are working on, please go to our HR strategy page.

Important Information

Human Resources will be closed from 12 noon on Friday, 19 December.  If  you urgently need to contact a member of the team during Friday afternoon please email the Director, Alison Ross-Green,

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.  HR will once again be open for business on Monday morning.

Latest news

COMING SOON: Shared Parental Leave (SPL)

The new Shared Parental Leave and Pay legislation will enable eligible parents (including adopters) to share a period of leave and pay following the birth or placement of their child. The new provision came into force on 1st December 2014, and will apply to parents whose children are due to be born or adopted on or after 5th April 2015. Shared Parental Leave (SPL) may be taken by each parent separately or together at the same time.

Additional Paternity Leave will be replaced by the new arrangements from 5th April 2015. Staff members existing rights to maternity leave, ordinary paternity leave and parental leave will remain unchanged.

A full new policy on SPL will be published as soon as possible, but in the meantime, staff will be able to submit requests for SPL to their departments or Human Resources from January 2015.

Further information can be found on the government website: Staff members or line managers should speak to their relevant HR Advisor if there are any initial queries or questions.

USS Consultation

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) trustees are currently reviewing the USS pension scheme. For further details on the review and information for USS members, please click here

Invitation to Academic and Research Staff to apply for Promotion and Discretionary Salary Increases - October 2014

The 2014/15 round for Academic and Research Staff to apply for promotion and discretionary salary increases is now open. Information on how to apply is available here.

RPD Review 2014

As a result of the valuable staff feedback following the RPD 2013 rounds, HR is now conducting a further review of RPD activity during 2014, to ensure that we are providing staff with a valuable and suitable tool in which to identify and manage development opportunities.

For more information on the RPD review, and to browse the RPD website, please click here.

Regrade Process for Staff in grades 1-10 - April 2014

The Regrade process for staff in grades 1-10 has been reviewed and is now open.

For full details on the new process and how to apply please click here.

Policy and Procedures - April 2014

Human Resources have updated the following policies:

To view the updated documents, please click on the relevant links above.



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Last Updated: 18/12/2014