With effect from 24 June 2015 the redeployment procedure changed to an employee led process. Individuals at risk of redundancy are now able to search and apply for positions they consider to be suitable for five working days prior to those positions being advertised externally.
The University values the contribution made by its members of staff and is committed to retaining talented individuals.
As part of this commitment, the University's Redeployment Procedure assists staff "at risk" of redundancy to find other employment in the wider University, through Redeployment. Staff on Redeployment are provided with priority consideration for University job vacancies, in advance of these opportunities becoming available to the wider University or to external candidates.
Redeployment is available to all University staff with 6 months or more continuous service. This includes staff members on fixed-term contracts, who will also be eligible for redeployment if they have 6 months or more continuous service at the date their current contract expires.
Redeployment candidates will be required to actively seek out opportunities via the internal recruitment channel, which is only accessible via the "Apply for Jobs" link within myJob. The posts will be advertised internally, to redeployees only, for five working days prior to being advertised externally. This is an opportunity for redeployees to complete a tailored application for the post they are applying for. Once the post closes the Department will confirm via email if the redeployee has been short listed for interview.
Redeployment candidates will be considered for opportunities where they meet the essential criteria for the position or could do so with reasonable and appropriate training. Redeployment will normally be made to a position at the same grade as your current post; however, you may also consider a position at the grade below. Where a member of staff is offered, and accepts redeployment to a lower graded post, the University will offer transitional pay protection.
The Redeployment Redeployee Guide provides a step by step guide to the information on how to submit an application.
Redeployees can also sign up email notifications to highlight suitable posts they may be interested in; they can do this by clicking on the 'eMail Alerts' link within the 'Apply for jobs' section of myJob.