e-Recruitment: Redeployment Guide

The Redeployment Process supports the University's aim to retain excellent,committed staff with a breadth of experience, knowledge and skills.

Redeployment is the appointment of a member of staff at risk of redundancy, to a position which may be different in terms and conditions to the current post. It 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.

There are three key stages of the process:

  1. Suitable alternative employment. Initially, staff affected by change will be considered for any Suitable Alternative Employment (SAE), or redeployment opportunities within his/her current department or faculty. If there are no such opportunities available within your department or faculty, you will be registered, for a minimum of 3 months to enable you to be considered for University wide vacancies.
  2. Application. If suitable alternative employment cannot be found, 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. Posts will be advertised internally, to redeployees only, for two working days prior to being advertised externally.
  3. Shortlisting/Hiring. 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.

Step by step instructions can be found for each area by clicking on the Redeployment Training Guide tile below. For further information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact your HR Team.

Training Guide