Career Development Committee
Supporting and developing good practice in terms of recruitment and career development of academic staff.
We collect feedback through annual staff surveys, focus groups and other communication forums, for example our local Postdoc Society, the University Athena SWAN network and EQUATE Scotland. The Career Development Committee runs a series of events to promote different aspects of career development and supports training in support of career development opportunities both within Institute and in wider academia and industry.
Our main areas of work focus on:
- improving local recruitment processes in terms of best practice
- influencing local promotion processes through messages of awareness and ensuring equality in reviews
- understanding and embedding discussions of training opportunities and career progression goals within the annual Personal and Development Review process
- propagating local and wider culture change to improve the working environment with particular focuses on family friendly and work-life balance initiatives
- supporting the Postdoc Society and linking with the Postgraduate Committee to ensure career development support is coordinated and new initiatives developed
The committee reports directly to the Science Management Group (SMG). The Chair of the Committee attends the SMG on a quarterly basis to update them on key issues in terms of best practice and evoke management support for key initiatives.
The Career Development Committee has been responsible for a number of achievements of The Roslin Institute, such as:
- Support for parents booklet & for childcare while at work related conferences
- Athena SWAN Gold award
- Principal's Medal
Chapters in book EqualBITE: Gender equality in higher education
Roslin and John Innes Centre scientists support women agricultural scientists in Ethiopia
Case study in "Women in Life Science: Best practice guide for employers"
Celebrating Ada Lovelace: Female computer scientists at Roslin
Chancellor's Fellows & Career Track Fellows