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.

Latest news

University Code of Conduct now launched

Human Resources are pleased to announce that Kent has launched a Code of Conduct for all staff.

The Code provides a clear framework within which all members of staff are expected to conduct themselves.

For further information please go to:

- 29 January 2016


SAUL consultation

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Changes to SAUL from 1 April 2016

Final changes have now been announced to SAUL from 1 April 2016. Following the employer consultation process which ended on 13 September 2015, the SAUL Negotiating Committee met to consider all the responses received before making a recommendation to the Trustee. The Trustee subsequently approved the changes which were outlined in the consultation document. Further details can be found on the SAUL website, including Q&A and a summary of issues raised during consultation.

Invitation to academic and research staff to apply for promotion and additional salary awards
The 2015/16 round for academic and research staff to apply for promotion and additional salary awards is now open. Information on how to apply is available here
USS consultation - outcome

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USS consultation process - outcome

The outcome of the USS employer consultation process, which took place earlier this year, has now been notified. Changes to scheme benefits will take effect on 1 April 2016. Details can be found here.
University Statute approved by Privy Council

Human Resources are pleased to announce that the Privy Council has formally approved the University's reformed Statute 7. With effect from Monday 17 August, all staff will now be covered by Statute 7 which was previously only applicable to staff in grades 7 and above.

Statute 7 is the University Statute that sets out how key employment matters (such as grievance resolution, performance improvement and discipline) are to be managed. The revised processes are clear, transparent and will provide a consistent and equal approach to how employment matters are handled.

If you want to find out more about the reform process, view the revised Statute and the associated Ordinances (procedures), please visit the 'Reforming Statute 7' section of the HR website:


HR Excellence in Research Award

HR Excellence

Kent is one of five institutions to retain the European Commission Award. The Award demonstrates commitment to implementing the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and the European Charter for Researchers  and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment .

As part of its two-year review, the University was required to highlight  key achievements and progress since 2013, as well as confirm   strategy, success measures and next steps for 2015-2017. The review was overseen by Vitae , which champions researcher development in the UK.

Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services at Kent and Co-Chair of its Researcher Development Working Group, said: ‘Renewal of the HR Excellence in Research Award, alongside our strong REF result for research intensity, demonstrates the University’s commitment to supporting excellence in research and the career development of researchers at Kent.’



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Last Updated: 29/01/2016