Human Resources

Grades 6-9 terms & conditions (excluding academic staff)

Salary

Salaries are specified in the advertisement for the post. Where applicable, increments in a scale are payable from 1st April subject to six months satisfactory performance in post. Salary scales are currently subject to annual review with effect from 1st August each year. Salaries are normally paid monthly on the 25th of each month by credit transfer to a bank or building society account.

Hours of work

The standard working hours for a full-time employee are 36½ per week. However, there will be times, having regard to the exigencies of the service, when staff will have to work outside those hours to fulfil their duties and responsibilities. The University has a flexible working hours scheme which is adopted where working circumstances permit.

Place of work

Your normal place of work is the University premises in Bath. However, you may be required to work on either a temporary or permanent basis at any other University of Bath premises, or at any other location at which the University provides services. Wherever possible we will discuss any change with you, and endeavour to give you reasonable notice of any such change.

Annual leave

For full-time staff there are 26 days of annual leave, plus the (eight) Bank Holidays, and a further five days when the University is closed. Three of these days normally fall at Christmas, when the University is closed for normal business from Christmas Eve until the New Year. Entitlements for part-time staff are calculated on a proportional basis.

Sick leave

Subject to compliance with the Sickness Absence Policy an employee absent from duty owing to illness shall be entitled to receive an allowance in accordance with the following scales:

  Full Pay Half Pay
First 6 months of service
2 weeks
2 weeks
6-12 months of service
1 month
1 month
After 12 months of service
6 months
3 months

Superannuation

Staff may join the Pension Plus Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), for which the employee’s contribution is 8% of salary, whilst the University contribution is appreciably greater.

Trade union

You have the right to belong to any Trade Union of your choice, but it is not a condition of employment that you must become a member of a Trade Union. UCU is the recognised trade union for staff in grades 6-9.

Probation

Probation -Teaching Fellows twelve months.

Newly appointed teaching fellows who have been confirmed in a similar position in a comparable institution may, on production of documentary evidence of this or equivalent experience, apply for exemption from probation to Academic Staff Committee.

Teaching Fellows on probation are required, as a condition of that probation to successfully complete - within the probationary period - the required elements of The Bath Course in Enhancing Academic Practice'.

The progress of Teaching Fellows during probation is monitored by the Teaching Fellow sub group of Academic Staff Committee.

Notice

Appointments may be terminated by either side in writing by giving one months notice during the probationary period and three months notice thereafter. Teaching Fellows and other staff with teaching responsibilities will give notice at fixed points in the year: 3 months notice expiring on the last day of a semester or 3 months notice expiring on 31 August. Notice should be in writing addressed to the Head of Department with a copy to the Department of Human Resources.

Teaching duties

Research staff can be required to undertake up to six hours per week teaching/tutorial duties unless a particular funding body does not allow for this.

Relocation expenses

The University offers assistance with relocation expenses for those who have to move to the vicinity of Bath. Expenses are approved according to circumstances. If all criteria are met, the total amount claimable will be up to £1,500, or the equivalent of one month's gross salary of the newly appointed member of staff, whichever is the greater.

Health and medical matters

Appointments are offered subject to the University receiving a satisfactory report on your health from the University’s Occupational Health Service. This is normally undertaken on the basis of a review of a confidential medical questionnaire.