My Employment

My EmploymentAs a member of staff you will have access to many benefits such as the childcare voucher scheme, discount on car, home and travel insurance and many more.

A number of the benefits can be accessed through the University’s Salary Sacrifice Scheme. For further information on the full range of discounts and benefits that are available please visit https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/hr/benefits/offers/index.aspx

The University HR strategy is designed to support the University and College strategy. HR are responsible for the delivery and/or co-ordination of processes that underpin the employment of all staff in the University from recruitment to retirement, and for provision of advice and guidance to the University on employment matters.

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences HR team is the first point of contact for HR matters within the College. The team is located in the main Medical School building on the ground floor corridor, East wing.

The HR intranet is structured to provide you with advice and information on everything you might encounter during your employment.

The University offers a number of pension schemes for its staff dependent upon staff category and date of joining University service. The University practices auto-enrolment for its pension schemes such that staff are automatically enrolled into an appropriate pension scheme upon joining the University and are given the opportunity to opt out if they so choose. 

  • Central HR intranet

 Your development 

Our aim is to give every member of staff in the University the opportunity to achieve their full potential as a researcher, teacher, manager, administrator or specialist service supporter.

People and Organisational Development (POD) comprises a team of dedicated learning and development specialists who utilise a range of resources to help ensure that colleagues across the University are able to achieve and even exceed both their own and the University’s goals and targets.

Support can be accessed three ways, via comprehensive guides, via a full range of courses and via the online tool Developing Your Future. For a full list of available courses and their dates please visit: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/development/index.aspx

Developing your Future will enable you to keep the skills and knowledge you need for your role up-to-date while also providing access to development that supports your career. The site has been developed in partnership with Ashridge Business School and gives you access to high-quality resources to support you in your role and beyond. To access the site please visit:

http://tools.ashridge.org.uk/tailoredportals/Unibirm.nsf/

The College POD representative is Elaine Clough
t: +44 (0)121 415 8771
e: e.clough@bham.ac.uk

 Your Workplace Wellbeing

The Workplace Wellbeing team has a role to play in many aspects of our staff members’ working life, from the quality and safety of their physical environment, to how they feel about their work. The aim is to make sure that staff are safe, healthy and engaged at work.

Wellbeing in the workplace is divided into three areas:

Looking after your wellbeing– includes disability and additional needs service, mediation, Citizens Advice Bureau (only University to have this facility on site), harassment advisers and the advice and listening service.

Workplace safety– includes fire safety, accident reporting, office safety, biological safety, radiation, hazardous substances and information about the management of health and safety.

Workplace health– includes occupational health referrals and assessments, health surveillance and disease prevention.

The College Health & Safety representative is Sue Chalder
t: +44 (0)121 414 2901
e: s.m.chalder@bham.ac.uk