Following consideration of a number of options the Framework Agreement Steering Group at its meeting on 14 February 2005 agreed to recommend the adoption of the following job families. The job families will be developed to support the implementation of the job evaluation process within the University. The high level descriptions of the job families have been agreed with campus trade unions through the University's consultative processes and were approved by the Staffing and Development Committee at its meeting on 8 March 2005.
The University will now proceed to develop four job families -
In developing the number of levels for each family due regard will be taken of the current requirements of equal pay legislation.
Roles in this family will be non-clinical and will be wholly focused on teaching and/or research. They may include elements of research, teaching, administration, other professional activities and management and include those roles whose primary role is to lead, develop or assist in research projects with measurable outcomes. Higher-level roles will reflect recognised leadership and substantial national and international reputation for academic excellence. This family may include roles that are currently designated academic related.
It is expected that this family will be based on the National Library of Academic Role Profiles that includes the following groups:
Teaching & Scholarship
Teaching & Research
Roles in this family will be focused on the provision of professional, administrative and secretarial services to support the University's staff and students and where appropriate the wider community. The work might involve providing leadership, developing and implementing policy, providing specialist advice, project management, and the provision of administrative, secretarial and clerical services. All roles will require an understanding of the University's systems and processes. This family may include roles that are currently designated academic related.
The family will include Role Profiles covering the following staff groups:
Managers and Senior Administrators
Professional Staff (e.g. Accountants, Specialist IT staff, HR, Librarians, and Surveyors)
Roles in this family will provide technical and scientific support to research, teaching and central functions. They may include those areas that provide technical support across the University. The work might also involve providing leadership, developing and implementing policy, providing specialist advice and project management in technical areas. This family may include roles that are currently designated academic related.
This family will include Role Profiles for the following groups:
Technicians (Teaching&/or Research)
IT Support (e.g. IT Technicians, Computer Operators)
Roles in this family will be primarily concerned with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the University's campuses and facilities. This includes services for staff, students and the wider community. This family may include roles that are currently designated academic related.
To family will include Role Profiles for the following groups:
Trades Staff (e.g. Electricians & Heating Engineers)
All other staff formerly designated manual workers