Grading of Posts

Job evaluation is a tool the University uses to determine the “size and scope” of a job. It allows jobs to be placed within the University 9 Grade Pay Structure. It focuses as objectively as possible on the requirements of the post rather than the personal characteristics (for example, exceptional performance) of the post holder.

New or substantially changed posts are graded using the Job Matching Process.

Separate schemes for Academic Promotions (for Academic staff) and Discretionary Awards for Exceptional Performance (for Academic-Related, Clerical, Technical and Operational Staff) exists within the University to recognise individual performance and contribution.   If a member of staff is temporarily undertaking duties of a higher level then the acting-up policy should be used.