Human Resources

Establishing role requirements

Find out more about how to identify the requirements of your current role and any roles you aspire to within the University

There are a number of ways you can identify the requirements of your current role and any roles you aspire to within the University.

Grade profiles

Grade profiles detail the knowledge, skills, experience, and representative work activities that are typical for staff in grades UE01 to UE10 by grade. It is not expected that all jobs will carry out all the activities listed in the grade profiles. Profiles are summarised by an overview of each grade and presented in detail for each grade. These can be used by staff to compare the differences between two grades and to assess themselves against the expectations of their current grade or aspiring grade to identify any gaps / development needs.

Job descriptions

Job descriptions allow for more detailed specifications of individuals roles/responsibilities. These should exist for all roles and provide a more specific context of how the expectations in the role profile are realised in the role. These can be used by staff to compare the differences between two jobs and to assess themselves against the expectations of their current job description or aspiring job description to identify any gaps / development needs.

If you do not have a current job description you should speak with your line manager to update/create this.

Job description library

Line management support

You should discuss your development requirements with your line manager as part of your regular communications.

Line Management Support

Annual review

Annual Review is a yearly discussion that all staff have with their Line Manager or Reviewer. Its purpose is to support staff to realise their full potential by reviewing their progress against previous objectives, discussing future plans and development needs and setting objectives for the time until your next review.

Annual Review

Leadership & Management Competency Framework

Key leadership and management competencies for professional services staff grades 6 -10.

Leadership & Management Competency Framework

Other information – Academic staff

There are additional criteria that may also help an academic staff member who is considering promotion. In particular we recommend reviewing the exemplars of excellence in a number of areas as well as the criteria for specific roles.

Other information – Academic staff

Researcher Development Framework

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a national framework developed for researchers, which aims to help you understand the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes expected of effective and highly skilled researchers.

Researcher Development Framework