Supporting Research staff and their managers

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We are committed to supporting research careers at Strathclyde and ensuring that managers of research staff understand the policies, processes and principles that help support our researchers. Key information can be found below:

Learning and Development

The University is a place of useful learning and encourages learning and development for all staff and offers a variety of support for research staff:

  • SPIRAL - Information about SPIRAL - the Strathclyde Programme in Research Leadership.
  • SPARK - Information about SPARK - the Strathclyde Programme in Academic practice, Researcher development and Knowledge Exchange.
Career Progression
  • Academic Promotion - Information and support for research staff and managers navigating the academic promotion process to Grade 8 and above, including self-assessment forms, guidance and timetables.
  • Regrading - Guidance on regarding applications for research staff up to and including Grade 7.
Recruitment and Induction

Recruitment

For guidance on how to identify, attract and recruit talented research staff or to learn more about what to expect during the recruitment process please see the following links:

  • Recruiting at Strathclyde - Guidance for managers on all aspects of the recruitment process, from assessing your requirements to making an offer of employment.
  • Engagement of Workers - Information for line managers and research staff on irregular or short-term research work.
  • Management of fixed term contracts - Information for research staff and their managers on the process of managing fixed term contracts, including information on renewing fixed term contracts and frequently asked questions.

To view current opportunities at Strathclyde, visit our Job Vacancies page.

 

Right to work

All workers must provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK prior to being engaged for work:

  • Right to Work in the UK - Guidance for managers and research staff on our obligations to do right to work checks.

International staff and Immigration

The University holds a Tier 2, 4 and 5 licenses which allows us to sponsor Non-EEA employees and students. Line Managers and research staff each have an essential role to play in ensuring compliance with Home Office regulations. In addition to the Right to Work in the UK pages, the following are relevant:

  • Relocation Policy - Details of our relocation package to support new employees relocating to work at Strathclyde.
  • PBS Recruiting and Monitoring - Further details of practical steps that managers must take to recruitment staff under Tier 2 and 5 of the immigration rules and a summary of monitoring obligations.

 

Induction

Induction is a key tool in supporting our new research staff to settle into their role and familiarise themselves with the University. Key information includes:

  • Staff induction webpages - Documents and information for new research staff to read through in their first week at work, together with departmental resources to ensure a smooth induction process.
  • Health and Safety webpages - Documents and information for new research staff on safety, health and wellbeing matters, including details of training.

 

 

Family Friendly

The following Family-Friendly benefits and policies apply to our staff:

  • Childcare Vouchers - Childcare Voucher Scheme which enables parents to make tax and national insurance savings on childcare costs through salary sacrifice.
  • Nursery - Information about our campus nursery.
  • Special Leave - Details of our special leave provisions, including compassionate leave, leave for jury service, medical appointments and time off for dependents.
Pay and Benefits

The University offers a number of reward opportunities and benefits to its staff:

  • Pensions webpages - For information about all of the University's pension schemes, including FAQs.
  • Car Parking - Information about car parking on campus, including parking permits.
  • Cycle to Work - Information about our tax efficient cycle to work scheme.
  • The Strathclyde Medals - Details of our medals, awarded to recognise people who have made an important contribution to the University values in their work, relationships and achievements.
Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity webpages - Information about Strathclyde's equality and diversity commitments and activity.

Time Off Work
  • Special Leave - Details of our special leave provisions, including compassionate leave, leave for jury service, medical appointments and time off for dependents.
Help and Support to Resolve Workplace Issues

For information on how to address and resolve workplace issues please refer to the following policies: 

  • Grievance Procedure – For information about how to raise and deal with complaints which are not about bullying, harassment or victimisation.
  • Dignity and Respect Policy – For information about how to raise and deal with complaints of bullying, harassment or victimisation.
  • Disciplinary Procedure – For information about the standard of behaviour expected from staff and the procedure for dealing with disciplinary matters.
Leaving Strathclyde

Managers of research staff leaving Strathclyde should familiarise themselves with the following guidance: 

  • Retirement Guidelines – Information for research staff and their managers on retirement matters, including flexible retirement, succession and career planning and  pre-retirement workshops for staff.
  • Management of fixed term contracts – Information for research staff and their managers on the process of managing fixed term contracts, including where the contract is not being renewed. 
  • Redeployment – Information on redeployment, which applies to research staff with over 12 months service at the University.
Your HR

Whether you are a researcher or a manager of research staff, your Human Resources team can assist you with any employment-related matters. Contact your relevant HR team at:

Engineering team

0141 548 2054 or 2353 / hr-engineering@strath.ac.uk

HaSS and SBS team

0141 548 2740 or 4447 / hr-hass-sbs@strath.ac.uk

Science team

0141 548 5901 or 5902 / hr-science@strath.ac.uk

Professional Services team

0141 548 2737 or 2738 / hr-professional-services@strath.ac.uk

Alternatively, use the general HR contact details: 0141 548 4476 / humanresources@strath.ac.uk.