NEW CORE CUTOVER PERIOD HAS BEGUN

In order to meet the system deadlines to move (cutover) from our current system to the New Core system we had a deadline of 12th April for HR work.
You can find out more about what this means and what HR work is affected using the link below

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Starting your new role

Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor and Principal  "We are already established as being amongst the world's top one hundred universities but we want to rise further and be amongst the very few premier global universities. We will achieve this through the excellence of our research and teaching, as well as the quality of our staff and the exceptional nature of our graduates."

Welcome to the University of Birmingham, and congratulations on securing your new appointment. You will be joining the University during a hugely exciting period as we build on our considerable strengths, invest in world-leading academic activity, and position ourselves as a leading global University recognised by our peers as being a dominant intellectual force and the destination of choice nationally and internationally.

As an employee of the University, you will soon realise the many benefits of working on our beautiful campus. Besides receiving a competitive salary, generous leave entitlements, pension provision and reward and recognition, you can benefit from the various employee discount schemes, use the campus facilities, get involved in clubs and societies and develop your career through our extensive training and development programme. 

Before you join us there are several formalities that you need to complete. These are listed on the pre-joiners page. If you are joining us from outside of the UK you can find additional useful information on our International staff pages.

If you have any questions at all before you start or after you have started then please contact your local HR team who will be happy to help you.

We hope that you will enjoy working at the University and you will soon feel integrated into our vibrant, energetic community.

Induction

Your line manager will organise an induction locally to help you settle into your new role and feel part of your wider team/School and the University.

To ensure you have a successful start at the the University, we have checklists of suggested activities for different groups of staff to support a successful induction.

Find out more on the University Induction page

University Induction

University programmes

One of the specific actions in the University's Strategic Framework 'Shaping our Future: Birmingham 2015 was the development and delivery of a coherent suite of programmes that define our expectations of Birmingham staff and students and embrace the strategic framework values of excellence, distinctiveness, impact, pride, and confidence.

The Birmingham Professional statement covers all administrative and other-related, technical and support staff. It defines our expectations for Professional Services staff and outlines a programme of activites that facilitates achieving those expectations.

The Birmingham Academic statement outlines the University's expectations of its academic and teaching staff. It's purpose is to foster and maintain an academic culture of intellectual stimulation and high achievement recognising that such a culture is built on shared endeavour and a partnership between academic staff and the corporate body of the University.

Probation and PPDP

During probation, you are learning about the role and whether it is suitable for you, and your manager is making a similar assessment. Advice and information on the role should be available during probation from your manager or head of school, or your mentor, if assigned.

Towards the end of the probationary period, the decision is made whether to confirm your appointment, or whether your probation should be extended or your appointment terminated.  The exact process varies by staff group.

Academic teaching staff

All new members of academic teaching staff may be subject to a probationary period at the beginning of their appointment, which will be notified in the letter of appointment.

The usual probationary period for academic teaching staff is three years. This can be extended once, up to a maximum probationary period of five years. If the head of college intends to extend your probationary period or terminate your appointment, s/he should first consult either the Vice-Principal or the Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Resources).

The process for consideration of final probationary reports is set out in Ordinance 3.24 of the Revised Model Statute

Guidance for Academic Teaching Staff
Probationer Guide
PPDP Plan Template
End of Probation Review Form
Annual Review Form
Probation Flowchart

If you require any additional support or documentation please contact HR via HR Service Portal.

Non-teaching academic and related staff

All new members of staff, and some members of staff who transfer to a new post, are subject to a probationary period at the beginning of the appointment. For non-teaching academic and related staff, the probationary period is usually one to two years. Probation for non-teaching academic and related staff cannot be extended more than twice.

If your probation is extended or appointment terminated as a result of failed probation, you have the opportunity of making representations before a decision is reached.

Probationary procedure for non-teaching academic and related staff

Please note that for non-teaching academic staff, the procedures for extending or terminating appointments set out in Ordinance 3.24 of the Revised Model Statute (PDF - 17KB) apply.

Support staff

All new members of staff, and some members of staff who transfer to a new post, are subject to a probationary period at the beginning of the appointment. For support staff, the probationary period is usually six months.  Probation can be extended once, for a maximum of three months.

In variance to the standard terms and conditions of employment, during probation the notice period is one week, and sick leave is unpaid. Once probation is passed, these conditions are lifted.

If your probation is extended or appointment terminated as a result of failed probation, you have the opportunity of making representations before a decision is reached.

Probationary procedure for support staff

 

Contact

If you need to find out more about the information on this page, or require additional support, please get in touch with us via the HR Service Portal

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