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Read more at: Apprenticeship Awards 2023: Nominate by 31 March 2023

Apprenticeship Awards 2023: Nominate by 31 March 2023

There is still time to make a nomination for the Apprenticeship Awards 2023 before the deadline on Friday 31st March 2023.

You can nominate under the following categories:


Read more at: Please check and update the personal details we hold for you

Please check and update the personal details we hold for you

We are asking all staff to log in to Employee Self Service to ensure that the personal information we hold for you is up to date. We do this regularly because we want to ensure we can contact you in an emergency and that our staff information is accurate.


Read more at: New HR and payroll system, myHR

New HR and payroll system, myHR

Introducing myHR


Read more at: International Working Policy consultation: views sought by 6 March 2023

International Working Policy consultation: views sought by 6 March 2023

The views of institutions and employees are sought on a draft International Working Policy by 6 March 2023. The policy will replace the existing Global Mobility Policy to provide the framework for any paid activity that will take place outside the UK (including fieldwork/research, secondments and sabbaticals).


Read more at: Career Support Fund: Apply by 31 January 2023

Career Support Fund: Apply by 31 January 2023

The latest round of the University’s Career Support Fund is open for applications until 31 January 2023. The fund provides grants of up to £10,000 to support employees of all staff groups whose careers have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or those who have taken a career break or a period of leave for caring responsibilities. Full details, including the eligibility criteria, examples of what the grants can be used for, and how to apply can be found on the HR Division web pages

 


Read more at: Review of the University’s Retirement Policy

Review of the University’s Retirement Policy

A review of the University’s Retirement Policy had been scheduled to take place during 2019/20, but this work was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. On 20 October 2022, the Human Resources Committee agreed that the review should now take place, and this work will be progressed during this academic year. As with other recent reviews of HR policies, there will be a full consultation with the University community to ensure everyone’s voice is heard.


Read more at: Cost of living support for staff

Cost of living support for staff

As announced by Professor Kamal Munir, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for University Community and Engagement, on 25 October 2022, a package of additional support is being provided to staff in recognition of the rising cost of living. 

Further details of the following elements referenced in the announcement are provided on the HR web pages:


Read more at: New Workforce Policy and Review of Casual Workers

New Workforce Policy and Review of Casual Workers

The Council and the General Board have approved a new Workforce Policy which is being launched with effect from 1 October 2022. It provides guidance to institutions in making workforce planning and engagement decisions and has been developed in recognition of the diversity of activity undertaken at the University.


Read more at: HR Division administration teams update

HR Division administration teams update

From Monday 5 September 2022, the structure of the central HR administration teams will be changing as follows:

 


Read more at: New name and position titles for the HR School/NSI teams

New name and position titles for the HR School/NSI teams

The HR Schools/NSIs teams have been renamed the "HR Business Partnering teams" and position titles have been updated to more accurately reflect the work and approach of these teams. The new titles also better align to other similar organisations and support the HR Division’s drive to transform and enhance how the service is delivered.   

Below is a summary of the changes:  

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HR Business Manager  

Lead HR Business Partner