An individual will have the right to appeal the decision to either have his/her contract extended or terminated. This appeal, outlining the grounds on which it is based, should be submitted in writing to the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor within 20 working days from the date of the letter of notification of the probation outcome.
A Faculty Committee will consider the appeal and this Committee is normally comprised of:
- Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor
- Faculty Dean
- Head of School (from a different School to the Probationer’s School)
- Faculty HR Business partner will also attend
The appellant has the right to attend the appeal hearing and accompanied by a University colleague or representative of a recognised trade union.
The decision of the Faculty Committee shall be final and communicated in writing to the member of staff by the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor or nominee.