We have negotiated a new University policy on redundancy, published online here. The main point in it is that 5-6 months before your expected end date you should be placed on a redeployment register. That allows you to apply for University of Aberdeen jobs two weeks in advance of them being advertised (either internally or externally) – giving you a two week head start.

Also note that for a redundancy to be valid, there must be a reduction in the work that you specifically are in place to carry out. A reduction in funding is not in of itself a valid reason for redundancy. A reduction in the general workload in your department is not a valid reason for you specifically to be singled out for redundancy. Some proposed redundancies have recently been found on investigation to not be valid, please contact AUCU if you think this may apply in your case.