Contribution Reward and Progression Schemes
The University operates a number of contribution reward and progression schemes for different staff categories.
Additional Responsibility Payments
Additional Responsibility Payments are made to employees who are taking on additional responsibilities and at a higher level to those set out in their job description with the agreement of their institution.
Recruitment Incentive Schemes
To assist in recruitment a number of incentive schemes are available including Recruitment Incentive Payments and a Shared Equity Scheme.
The grade of an office or post is determined prior to advertisement using the Higher Education Role Analysis scheme.
Where evidence indicates that similar posts outside the University command a higher salary than that determined by role analysis, it may be appropriate to request a Market Pay (MP) award in order to secure the recruitment or retention of an individual. MP is aimed at assistant and academic-related posts where a particular specialist skill or a market premia exists.
If you are considering offering a Market Pay award as part of a recruitment package please refer to the information available on the Recruitment webpages.
Advanced Contribution Supplement
In view of the difficulties experienced in defining the ‘market’ in relation to academic posts, where justified, an Advanced Contribution Supplement (ACS) may be awarded as the primary means of supplementing the salary of an academic member of staff for retention or recruitment purposes. An ACS is awarded on the expectation that an individual will reach a certain level of achievement (normally no more than five years ahead).
Please refer to the Advanced Contribution Supplement guidance document for further information. For further advice advice please contact your HR Business Manager or HR Adviser.
If you are considering offering an Advanced Contribution Supplement as part of a recruitment package please refer to the information available on the Recruitment webpages.