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 2014/15 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.

Timeline for 2014/15

Briefing Workshop for applicants

12 November 2014 1.00pm to 2.00pm Venue: Ns09 - Newton

17 November 2014 1.00pm to 2.00pm Venue: Af01 - The Board Room VENUE CHANGE


Closing date for applications to HR & OD

Midday on Friday 12 December 2014

Applications should be e-mailed to Julia Manwaring - Corporate HR Advisor on


Panel Meets to assess applications (Stage1)

February 2015


Stage 2 Interviews

April 2015

Successful appointments confirmed to applicants, HODs and Deans

May 2015


Successful appointments take effect

1 August 2015



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