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Career progression for education and research staff

Guidance and support for staff in the Education and Research job family to help you manage your career at the University.

Education and research career landscape

Find out about education and research careers at Bath, including paths for career progression, recent promotions and workload management.

Pay and Reward

We value the commitment, achievements and talents of our workforce and recognise these contributions through a range of initiatives and benefits.

Career development frameworks

Use these frameworks to chart your career progression in teaching, learning support and research.

Research Development Framework

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework is for you if you are doing a doctorate, are a member of research staff or pursuing an academic career.

Self evaluation

Review your options and become more aware of your own strengths to help you decide which career path to choose.

Strengthscope® profiling tool

Strengthscope® is a strengths-based assessment tool designed to help people overcome challenges at work and perform at their best.

Personal support and guidance

Get personal support and advice to help you progress in your career.


Find out about the probation arrangements for different education and research roles and download the relevant forms.

Probation forms

Use these forms to review performance and set objectives during the probation period.


Find out about the promotion routes, main categories for assessing applications and how to apply for promotion.

Academic promotion application form

Complete the application form to apply for promotion/translation to Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer (Teaching) and Reader.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Develop your skills and find other opportunities and guidance to help you progress in your career.

Centre for Learning & Teaching (CLT)

CLT provide support for teaching and learning by sharing good practice, organising training and professional development, and providing support and advice.

Staff learning and development

Training and support to help you get started in a new role, develop your career, use University systems, manage people, and stay safe at work.

Increasing your impact

Make a greater impact of your work with the help of different departments across the University.

Department of Marketing

We're a multidisciplinary team working with the University community to build our brand reputation and support delivery of the University’s strategic goals.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

We work in academic support roles to facilitate the development and implementation of the University strategy to ensure excellence in learning and teaching.

The Library

Browse the Library catalogue and discover the range of facilities available to you.

Your wellbeing

Look after your personal wellbeing in and out of the workplace.


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We promote wellbeing at work by providing relevant information, advice and support to create a thriving, sustainable and safe community and workplace.

Human Resources

The HR team provide a wide range of services to the University relating to the recruitment, development and wellbeing of all members of the workforce.

Pastoral care guidance

Find information and guidance about working with and supporting students as a member of staff.

Student Support

Students on the Parade

We provide students with support and guidance, including counselling and mental health, disability support, money management and international student advice.

Facts and figures

Statistics and facts about our student population, research, campus and alumni.