Job Families, Staff Groups and Summary Terms & Conditions

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This section covers the four main job families within the University and provides details of the summary terms and conditions for the level, or groups of levels within them. The job families are:

  • Research & Teaching (R&T)
  • Administrative, Professional & Managerial (APM)
  • Technical Services (TS)
  • Operations & Facilities (O&F)

Staff groups include:

  • Childcare Services (CCS)
  • Fertility Nursing Services (FNS)
  • Clinical Academics

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There are also a small number of staff categories not covered in the main staff groups or job families. Details for these members of staff can be found in your individual letter of appointment and/or your written statement of terms and conditions.

There is also specific guidance on fractional contracts, sometimes referred to as term-time only contracts.

Job Families & Staff Groups

A job family describes a grouping of roles engaged in a similar or related type of activity. Each family has a number of levels and the different levels of activity are described in separate broad role profiles which describe the typical or common job elements for each level or grade to form the job family. Each staff group engage in similar activity and share common terms and conditions of employment.

Benchmark Roles

This benchmark library of roles provides Role Profile forms (RPFs) at most levels within each job family, which will assist recruiting managers in developing RPFs for new posts and to propose an appropriate level with reference to existing posts.


Summary Terms & Conditions

Within this section, you will find a summary of the main terms and conditions for your role, based on the job families and staff groups.

Fractional Contracts

This section is designed to assist in understanding what a fractional contract is and help with specific questions about this type of contract.


R&T Change Career Pathway

This section describes the process to be followed when the focus of a role within the R&T Job Family is changed or is proposed to change from one career pathway to another.


Last edited Sep 14, 2020