Human Resources and Organisational Development


During 2010 the University substantially reviewed and revised the procedure and criteria for internal promotions for Readers and Principal Lecturers to the PL1 and PL2 pay scales.

The revised process recognises the need for greater transparency and clarity of requirements, reflected in the move to a 2 stage process, involvement of Human Resources & Organisational Development in management and co-ordination of applications and strengthened criteria linked to the role profiles developed as part of the National Pay Framework.

The revisions also recognise the different contributions and achievements made by those staff wishing to focus on Research and Knowledge Exchange or Learning and Teaching by providing alternative routes for promotion to either Reader (Research and Knowledge Exchange) or Principal Lecturer (Learning and Teaching).

The timetable for 2013/14 applications is set out below. Meanwhile potential applicants can download and read the regulations and guidance in full before submitting applications.

Arrangements and Criteria for Progression to the Roles of Reader and Principal Lecturer.

Guidance for Applicants for Internal Promotions to PL Grades.

Applicant Briefing Presentation.

Timeline for 2013/14

Briefing Workshop for applicants

18 November 2013 12.30pm to 1.30pm Venue: Board Room, North Holmes Road

22 November 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Venue: Nf01


Closing date for applications to HR & OD

Midday on 13 December 2013

Applications should be e-mailed to Julia Manwaring - HR Advisor (Projects) on


Panel Meets to assess applications (Stage1)

5 February 2014


Stage 2 Interviews

W/c 28 April 2014

Successful appointments confirmed to applicants, HODs and Deans

May 2014


Successful appointments take effect

1 August 2014



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