Grade movement for Academic staff (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader) is dealt with through a separate Academic Progression Scheme. This is an annual process where applicants are considered for promotion where they are judged to match the appropriate profile in Education; Research/Scholarship; Academic Leadership and Good Citizenship. This process is also used for designated posts within ECIT.
Prior to submission, the evaluation of Research posts must be discussed with the line manager and HR Business Partner in the first instance.
Support and agreement must be obtained from the Head of School before a review can take place. A review should only be requested when the Head of School is satisfied that significant changes have occurred.
Submissions for grading of Research posts from Grade Ac1 to Ac2 will normally be dealt with by a Local Job Matching Panel.
Any submission for grading of Research posts above Grade Ac2 will be dealt with by a Special Moderation Panel with appropriate research expertise.
Research staff being appointed to a post where they are named on a grant or have obtained a personal fellowship still need to have the post formally graded.