Human Resources


Welcome to the Human Resources website.

The 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. The HR Strategy for 2010 – 2012 is now available here: strategy page.

Latest news

Annual RPD Appraisal round 2014 - Briefing session dates - May 2014

In preparation for the 2014 appraisal round, a series of briefing sessions have been arranged. Please visit the RPD website here for more information on the sessions and how to book them, as well as more generally about the RPD appraisal scheme.


Salary Review Process for Professorial, Senior Management and Grade 10 Staff including Readers - April 2014

Professorial, Senior Management and Grade 10 Staff, including Readers, are invited to apply for an additional salary award by means of the procedures which are now available on the Human Resources website.

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.

Policy and Procedures - January 2014

Human Resources have updated the following policies:

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

In addition the following policies are now out for consultation:

  • Alcohol & Substance Misuse
  • Dignity at Work
  • Disability in Employment
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity policy
  • Interview Expenses
  • Leave for Public Service & Volunteering
  • References Guidance

To review these documents and for details on how to feed back any comments you may have, please click here.

Academic Division Excellence through Partnership Conference - 7 January 2014. Staff Suggestions needed *win an iPad*

HR attended the Academic Division - Excellence through Partnership conference on Tuesday. At the Poster Display over lunch members of the team were on hand to talk to staff about how HR are breaking down silos and working with colleagues on a number of HR initiatives.

As part of the event HR are keen to hear from staff with their suggestions on how we can improve staff feedback when we are reviewing our HR practices, policies and procedures.

If you have a suggestion please complete the online form here, or email Nikki Hyde, HR Projects Manager.

The best suggestion will win an iPad*


*Closing date for entries into iPad draw is Friday 28 February 2014..

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Reflect, Plan, Develop (RPD) Appraisal Scheme Review

11 October 2013

As you may be aware, the University launched its new appraisal scheme earlier this year. The Reflect, Plan, Develop (RPD) RPD scheme was introduced following a review of appraisals at Kent as part of the HR strategy.

As part of the implementation of RPD we also committed to conduct a review of the scheme in October 2013, to get an understanding of how the scheme is being received across the University. With this in mind we are inviting all staff to participate in a short online survey.

There are only 13 questions for you to answer, and we anticipate that it will take you no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Simply click on this link to begin the survey:

We are also keen to hear from any colleagues who would like to take part in more detailed focus groups about RPD early in 2014, the contact email address to express your interest has been provided at the end of the survey.

Please be assured that your answers will be treated in strictest confidence, and will only be used for the purposes of reviewing the RPD scheme.

We hope that you are able to find a few minutes to complete the survey, and thank you in advance for taking the time to do so.

The survey closes at midnight on Monday 4 November.




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Last Updated: 08/05/2014