Significant progress has been made towards creating core staffing establishments linked to the annual budget setting process and academic review and therefore the process of approval for recruitment and staffing requests generally has now been updated.
The authority levels for recruitment activity and other staffing changes are as detailed below:
|Authority Level Outside of Establishment|
|Academic||Dean||Establishment Review Group|
|Support Staff (Faculty Specific)||Faculty Manager||Establishment Review Group|
|Technical Staff||Faculty Manager||Establishment Review Group|
|Support Staff Divisions (Including Student Services and Information Services)||Process Owner/Divisional Head||Establishment Review Group|
All externally funded posts are authorised at Faculty level.
Any staffing requests should be discussed with your Faculty/Divisional HR and Finance teams in the first instance.
A staffing request form should be completed for all requests, (core funded academic and support posts and externally funded post) and forwarded to your Faculty/Support Service HR team who will be responsible for ensuring that the appropriate levels of approval are obtained.
If the request changes a core funded establishment post or increases the establishment, your HR Team will arrange to submit this to the Establishment Review Group for approval. The Group meets monthly and consists of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Financial Director, Registrar, HR Director.
Like for like cover approval is with the Dean, Faculty Manager, and Process Owner/Divisional Head as appropriate (as above). If the cover increases the establishment then approval is required from the Establishment Review Group.
Arrangements for up to two months approval is with the Dean, Faculty Manager, Process Owner/Divisional Head as appropriate (as above). Arrangements of over two months should be reviewed on an individual basis with the HR/Finance team and fixed term contracts should be used as an alternative wherever possible.
We expect to review this approach on a regular basis and will update the web site accordingly. Please always use the version of the Staffing Request Form available from this web page.