SRDS for reviewees

Your SRDS review is an opportunity for you to reflect on your contribution in the last 12 months, on your role within your team and department, and to look forward to the coming year.

Your reviewer will normally be your line manager but do make sure you know in advance who your reviewer will be this year. The review meeting is your chance to talk about your work and performance during the last year, to think about what the next year will bring and to decide, in conjunction with your reviewer, on your objectives for the coming year. This should also help you identify any development needs, and is an opportunity for you to discuss your career plans and aspirations. This includes the option of undertaking a relevant apprenticeship - Please note that for Apprenticeships, costs of the training would be covered by the University's Apprenticeship Levy. For more information about Apprenticeships please see the Apprenticeship Webpages.

To help with planning your objectives, find out about your department’s objectives for the next year and how these fit into the wider Faculty and University plans. You should be able to see how your contribution links to the wider work of the department, Faculty and the University. Objectives should align to the department/Faculty/University strategic aims. If you are an academic member of staff, your objective should align with the Academic Career Pathways framework.

In advance of the review meeting, there is a form to complete. This will provide your reviewer with an outline of your work and performance from the last year, and a first draft of your objectives for the coming year and your development needs – there will be an opportunity to look at these in more detail at your meeting.

The review meeting is your opportunity to talk openly and honestly about your work and performance over the last year. Your reviewer will also give you verbal feedback at the meeting. You will jointly agree your objectives and any development needs.

Following your meeting, your reviewer will summarise the discussion and the feedback you received on your form and send this to you. The feedback given on your performance and contribution will be important in informing reward and promotion decisions.

You should come back to your objectives over the course of the year and keep in touch with your reviewer to let them know how you are progressing towards your objectives and with your development activity. A mid-year review is also recommended to assess progress and revise objectives if necessary.

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