Each grade has a set of criteria which describes the entry level to that grade. If you want to apply for a promotion (and for support staff and professional & managerial staff, it has been confirmed that your job is needed at a higher grade), you will need to provide evidence to show how you meet these criteria.
Each set of criteria also comes with an accompanying set of guidance notes which will help to ensure that you interpret and address the criteria correctly. We strongly recommend that you read these notes before starting your application.
The guidance notes for Academic staff are currently being revised. The aim is to ensure they reflect activity that aligns with the new UOL strategic priorities and to provide a more meaningful and wider set of examples to cover a more diverse range of activity. Revised guidance notes once available will be published here later in the 2022/23 academic session. Please refer to the guidance notes attached to the below links until then.
Grade 7 - If you wish to apply for promotion to grade 7, please use the former criteria.
Grade 8 Student Education criteria / Grade 8 Student Education guidance notes
Grade 8 Research & Innovation criteria / Grade 8 Research & Innovation guidance notes
Grade 9 Student Education criteria / Grade 9 Student Education guidance notes
Grade 9 Research & Innovation criteria / Grade 9 Research & Innovation guidance notes
Grade 10 Student Education criteria / Grade 10 Student Education guidance notes
Grade 10 Research & Innovation criteria / Grade 10 Research & Innovation guidance notes
Grade 10 Academic Leadership criteria / Grade 10 Academic Leadership guidance notes
Support and Professional & Managerial criteria
We will be further streamlining the process for support staff and professional & managerial staff. Pending these changes, the current application process, criteria and guidance will continue to be used:
Grade 3 criteria / Grade 3 guidance notes
Grade 4 criteria / Grade 4 guidance notes
Grade 5 criteria / Grade 5 guidance notes
Grade 6 criteria / Grade 6 guidance notes
Grade 7 criteria / Grade 7 guidance notes
Grade 8 criteria / Grade 8 guidance notes
Grade 9 criteria / Grade 9 guidance notes