The recruitment process can take up to 5 months, from the point of seeking funding confirmation to a new starter's first day. If you need to recruit for a post, please contact Katrina Hadirampela as soon as possible. The HR team will support the whole process.
The first stage to a recruitment is to seek funding confirmation from the grants team, through the 'Permission to Recruit or amend contract' process. Whilst you're waiting for this confirmation, you can draft the job description, advert and complete the New Recruitment Information Form. Please ensure the correct templates are used (see below) and send your drafts to Katrina Hadirampela. The job description template in particular is subject to occasional updates from the Central University.
For all changes to contracts, including changes to hours, maternity leave, extensions etc., you must contact your grants officer via the 'Permission to Recruit or amend contract' process. This process must be started at least 4 months before the change is required, especially where the change is for an extension to contract. Once confirmation of funds has been received from the grants team, the HR Team will make arrangements to amend the contract.
Where an individual is coming to the end of their fixed term contract, unless an extension is already agreed and funding confirmation received, the HR team will consult with the affected individual at least 3 months before their contract is due to end, to advise them that their post is 'at risk'.
For any questions contact Katrina Hadirampela