Everyone involved in the promotions process has a different role or responsibility, and these are outlined below.
- can make recommendations for a promotion following a discussion with the member of staff or, where appropriate, give help to members of staff that are completing a promotions application;
- can undertake other roles such as verifier, panel chair, and panel member.
- will usually be the Head of School/Service or a person they nominate;
- is the person who knows the most about the role holder and the role;
- will verify the application that has been submitted to make sure it's accurate.
Guidance for verifiers can be found below.
Dean and Head of School/Service
- identify appropriate individuals within the Faculty/Service to act as promotions advisers;
- agree the ongoing requirements for a role in line with Faculty/Service needs;
- verify applications for promotion or nominate an appropriate person to do so;
- can be a member or chair of a promotions panel.
- gives confidential advice and guidance to staff and answers any questions that they might have on the promotions process;
- will not be asked to make a judgement on the potential outcome of an application.
Your local HR Manager will be able to give you names of promotions advisors within your Faculty/Service.
- facilitates the promotion panels discussion, making sure that applications are judged fairly against the criteria for the higher grade;
- reminds the promotions panel of equality and inclusion considerations;
- records any declarations of interest from panel members;
- facilitates a discussion if there is a difference of opinion in order to help the panel members reach a consensus;
- makes sure that the discussion is documented using the pro-forma provided.
- consider applications for promotion against the criteria for the higher grade;
- record the reasons for their decision;
- give feedback to the applicant for unsuccessful applications.
Independent panel members
- make sure that there is University wide consistency.
Appeal panel members
- will consider the case put forward by an unsuccessful applicant describing why they think the wrong decision has been made, and determine whether there are grounds for appeal.