Queen’s University recognises that the achievement of key corporate objectives is directly linked to the work of its staff. Higher education is a people business and the University places great importance in ensuring that the best people are selected for employment and that suitable procedures are in place to retain and develop staff.
There is increasing competition from both the public and private sectors to recruit the best staff and the University must be able to compete effectively, not only locally but also nationally and internationally. This requires the use of appointments procedures which comply with the existing legislation, whilst at the same time enabling Queen’s to compete with other universities and organisations.
Queen’s is committed to ensuring that all applicants are afforded equality of opportunity and that there should be no unlawful discrimination, either direct or indirect, against any person making application for employment.
The purpose of this appointments procedure, and the supporting documentation, is to ensure that the University continues to make appointments on merit. In putting the procedure in place, it is recognised that it is important to review its effectiveness. Accordingly, the University will produce statutory monitoring reports and review, on a regular basis, the use of the procedure.