TS Level 1 and Trainee

Summary of main terms and conditions of employment 

Technical Services (TS) Level 1 and Trainee

Your initial salary will be on a point on the University salary band and level within the TS Job Family. Your initial salary will be as indicated in your letter of appointment and/or your written statement of terms and conditions.

Hours of Work

The normal full-time working week is 36.25 hours spread over five days (pro rata for part-time). Your daily hours of work, and if fractional, the dates of your working weeks per year, will be arranged with your Head of School/Department.


This must be approved in advance and will be paid at the appropriate enhanced rate of pay or time off in lieu.

The normal full time working week of 36.25 hours must be completed before overtime rates are payable.

Monday – Sunday (time and half) - basic hourly rate x 1.5

Bank Holidays/University Closure Days (double time) - basic hourly rate x 2

Annual Leave

The annual leave year runs from 1 October to 30 September (except for staff in Digital and Technology Services, Estates & Facilities, Registry, Academic Affairs and Libraries, where it runs from 1 January to 31 December).

The annual leave entitlement for a full leave year is 26 days. You will also receive eight Bank Holidays and additional University Closure Days as may be determined each year by the University Council. All the above is calculated on a pro rata basis for part-time and fractional staff.

Sickness absence and sick Pay

You must notify your Head of School/Department or designated person immediately if you are unable to attend work through illness or industrial injury, in accordance with the University sickness notification procedure.

Within any span of 52 weeks, payments of allowances is for the following periods according to length of continuous service:


Length of Service

Full Pay

Half Pay

1st year after 3 months service

8 weeks

8 weeks

2nd and 3rd year

13 weeks

13 weeks

4th and 5th year

21 weeks

21 weeks

After 5 years

26 weeks

26 weeks


Please see University Sick Pay Scheme for full details.


You are entitled to join the University of Nottingham Contributory Retirement Savings Plan (CRSP).  This is a defined contribution Money Purchase Pension Scheme.  The provider is Legal & General.  Existing members of staff who have opted to remain in the Contributory Pension & Assurance Scheme (CPAS) may continue to do so.  Legislation requires employers to enrol their employees into a workplace pension scheme where the relevant conditions are met.

Further information is available on the Pensions web pages.

Notice Period and Termination of Service

You are required to give the University either one week or four weeks’ notice in writing, to terminate your contract, if you have served four weeks’ or more with the University.

The exact notice period you are required to give will be in your contract of employment.

The University is required to give you either one week or four weeks’ written notice of the termination of your contract if you have been continuously employed between four weeks and up to two years.

If you have been continuously employed for two years or more then you will receive one week's notice for every completed year up to a maximum of 12 weeks’ notice after 12 years.

Last edited Aug 11, 2023