New Posts (Grades 1-9)

Creation of "new" posts are the exception rather than standard practice. Typically they are replacement posts and can be benchmarked against an already existing post. In this instance formal grading is unnecessary.

When a new post is created that has never existed it is typically as a result of a new work area being introduced into the University or through substantial restructuring or reorganisation. When this does occur formal grading should take place.  It is important that you refer to the University Grade Profiles when drawing up job summaries for new posts to ensure the level of responsibility, qualifications and experience are commensurate with proposed grading for the post.

It is not expected that "new" Clerical, Technical and Operational posts will arise as these should be benchmarked against existing Grade Profiles and Generic Job Summaries.

Key tasks

  • A new post is identified by the manager and discussed with the HR Business Partner.
  • Support and agreement must be obtained from the Head of School or Director before a review can take place.
  • Manager completes and submits a New Post Grading Form together with a Job Summary Form and organisational chart to the HR Business Partner.

A Special Panel will be convened to consider cases for Senior Managers Posts at Grade 10A and 10B.

Associated Documentation