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5.4 - 5.5 Policies and procedures: HR and Pay Policy

5.4 Procedures and Policies relating to human resources

The University seeks to be an employer of choice and to provide an excellent environment for staff to succeed and flourish through a broad staff development programme to develop skills and experience.  

5.4.1 Teaching Staff

Members of the teaching staff are placed on generic terms and conditions of employment in accordance with the agreements reached nationally by the recognised unions and the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association (UCEA) of which the University of Chichester is a member. Teaching staff are encouraged to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme which operates for post-1992 higher education institutions.

5.4.2  Professional Services Staff

Members of professional service departments are placed on generic terms and conditions of employment in accordance with the agreements reached nationally by the recognised unions and UCEA. Professional Services staff are encouraged to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) which is operated by the West Sussex County Council.

5.4.3 Associate Lecturers, Associate Link Tutors and Music Tutors

The University employs a range of teaching staff who contribute to the delivery of academic programmes through their expertise or experience. Duties include scheduled teaching, preparation for teaching, the setting and marking of projects and assignments, the marking of examinations and the provision of related course administration.

5.4.4 Casual Staff

Specific activities or events require the core staff to be supplemented. Examples include staff needed to support the day and residential conferences offered outside the University’s core teaching year. Wherever possible, the University will employ students as they are, and will remain, the institution’s greatest ambassadors.

5.4.5 Employment Policies

Members of the Board of Governors, acting as Directors, are the formal employer of all staff of the University. As such, the Board approves from time to time policies relating to the employment of staff. A full list is available on the Policies pages of the University’s website and can also be reached via the links below:

5.5 Pay Policy statement

The University of Chichester reviews on an annual basis its participation in the negotiations on pay and conditions for staff conducted on higher education institutions by the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association with the national representatives of the unions.

The University has adopted the national pay and grading structure, details of which are available here.