Unless stated otherwise in the vacancy advert, all posts are for 37 hours per week, primarily Monday to Friday. Occasionally you may be required to work on a Saturday or Sunday, in which case you would be given time off in lieu during your normal working week. You will be expected to be flexible and arrange your working hours to suit the needs of the service.
The annual leave year for all staff runs from 1 September to 31 August and the entitlement is as follows:
Academic Staff:50 days in total (38 days' annual leave plus 12 Bank and Public Holidays)
Support Staff: 38 days in total (26 days' annual leave plus 12 Bank and Public Holidays)
All staff are required to use up to 6 days of their annual leave entitlement on days when the Corporationís activities are suspended in the interests of efficiency, normally between Christmas and New Year.
Staff appointed on fractional contracts would have a pro rata holiday entitlement.
Academic staff will be entitled to join the Teachers Pension Scheme.
Support staff will be entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Previous pensionable service from the private or public sector can be transferred into both of these schemes.
UniversityCollegeBirmingham offers all staff free membership of an Aviva Private Health Scheme.
Other benefits include subsidised car parking, childcare voucher scheme, cyclescheme, car leasing scheme, onsite gym facilities and an occupational sick pay scheme.
University College Birmingham is an Investors in People Gold accredited organisation. We have a well-funded staff development budget supporting staff on a wide range of events from formal qualifications to subject and industrial updating.
Any new member of academic staff without a recognised teaching qualification will contractually be required to work towards a relevant qualification.
All new academic staff are subject to a twelve month probation period. During this time there will be frequent discussions on your progress and development with your line manager. Academic staff will also have teaching observations during the probationary period.
All new support staff are subject to a six month probation period. During this time there will be frequent discussions on your progress and development with your line manager.
Professional Development Review
All staff participate in the Professional Development Review scheme. This will not take place until after your probation period is successfully completed.
Assistant Director - Maths and English (Learning Services)
The Directorate of Learning Services