Terms of Reference
The Staff Committee is responsible for the strategic oversight of strategy and policy in relation to staffing matters as well as monitoring compliance with all relevant legislation and providing assurance to Court on such matters.
In particular the Committee is responsible for
- the University staffing strategy and ensuring that it is consistent with the overall University strategy, and for proposing this to the Executive Team to ensure consistency with the wider strategic investment framework;
- the scrutiny of policies and procedures to ensure that the University continues to attract, reward and retain the calibre of staff it requires to achieve its aims as set out in the Strategic Plan;
- taking account of the wider external environment to ensure that the terms and conditions of employment for all staff remain appropriate and sustainable, and for reaching agreement on these following consultation with the Campus Unions;
- staff development and performance management systems and monitoring the effectiveness of these;
- ensuring compliance with any relevant legislative or professional requirements relating to the employment of staff;
- ensuring that the staffing profile is such that it will ensure delivery of the University’s aims as set out in its strategic plan;
- regularly reviewing the staffing strategy to ensure that it remains relevant and sustainable.
- the provision of input to staffing decisions, including that necessitated by the University's appointment, discipline, grievance and annual review procedures, as set out in the University Charter, Statutes and Ordinances.
Vice-Principal/Deputy Principal ex officio Convener
Principal ex officio
Deputy Convener of Court (Staff) ex officio
One further lay member of Court
Two Senior members of staff with staff management experience appointed by Senate
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Human Resources staff
And such other members as the Committee may wish to co-opt because of their expertise.
Any matter relating directly to the pay and conditions of members of Staff Committee will be considered by the Remuneration Committee. Any matter which may represent a less direct conflict of interest for a member of Staff Committee will be declared by that member, so allowing Staff Committee to consider whether the Remuneration Committee should consider the matter or whether it should be considered by Staff Committee in the absence of that member.
The Committee Manager is Mr Fergus Brown
The above has been approved by Court on 6th October 2009.