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Going through a redeployment process as an employee

Helping redeployees understand their role and responsibilities for finding suitable job opportunities through the redeployment process.

Getting onto the redeployment register

HR will have received notification that you are eligible for redeployment and they will enter your details on to the Redeployment Register.

You will then receive an email confirmation with the details of your record on the redeployment register.

If you don’t have access to a computer, please raise this with your manager.

Finding and applying for job opportunities

You will automatically be notified by email of any vacancies that are the same grade or one grade below your current job.

If you would like to apply for jobs that are more than one grade lower than your existing role, you'll need to inform your HR Administrator (Operations).

You will be expected to update your details on University job vacancies and apply for vacancies as appropriate.

In order to be given priority consideration as a redeployee, you'll need to apply within the first seven days of the campaign.

Each application you submit will be assessed against the essential criteria as set out within the person specification.

If you meet the essential criteria, or could do so with reasonable training, you will be invited to take part the selection process.


If you are deemed to meet the specified requirements for the job, you will be offered the role on a trial period.

If you not deemed to meet the specified requirements for the job, you will be notified via HR. Feedback can be requested if required.

You'll continue to receive redeployment notifications during this time.

Trial period

The trial period for anyone coming through redeployment is four weeks.

If you both you and your manager agree to a longer trial period to facilitate retraining, you need to ensure this is confirmed in writing before you start to work under the new contract.

The purpose of the trial period is to give you and your manager an opportunity to assess whether the new job is suitable for you.

Before you start the trial period, you and your manager will need to establish clear and reasonable performance standards.

During the trial period you must meet with your manager on at least a weekly basis to review and discuss progress.

In exceptional circumstances, your manager may choose to extend the trial period for a maximum of four weeks by mutual agreement, to provide an opportunity for further assessment.

After the trial period

It's possible that either you or your manager will decide the redeployment has been unsuccessful. If it's your manager's decision, you will be given full and clear written feedback on the reasons.

If you are still within your notice period, you will be entitled to re-enter the redeployment process for the remainder of that notice period.

Pay protection

If your previous job is one grade higher than the job you have been redeployed to, your pay will be protected for 12 months on a mark time basis. This means you will not receive an increment or the annual national pay award.

The pay protection starts on the date you start your new job.

After 12 months, your pay will drop to the standard grade maximum of the lower grade and you will then receive the national pay award when applicable.

If your previous job is more than one grade higher than the job you have been redeployed to, you are not entitled to pay protection.


If you have any questions, please contact us.