We have made a commitment to paying the Living Wage for all our employees, and we are currently going through the application process to be an accredited member of the Living Wage Foundation. Alongside this the University is committed to the principles of equal pay for all of our employees.
We aim to eliminate any bias in our pay and remuneration systems and understand that equal pay between men and women is a legal right in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. The policies and procedures associated with pay and remuneration at the University have been developed to ensure they are fairly and consistently applied to all staff.
We firmly believe that equality of opportunity is essential to everything we do and that everyone should receive equal pay for the same or broadly similar work, for work rated as equivalent and for work of equal value. This has clear fit with our organisational values.
We will continue to utilise the Higher Education Role Analysis (HERA) job evaluation scheme to measure the relative value of all jobs in our pay and grading structures within an overall framework that is sector-consistent, transparent and fair. At grades 1-7 nationally negotiated pay spines are used, with incremental progression for all based on length of service. We participate in the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) salary review and use the output of this to agree any changes to senior salaries.
Parity of Pay
We have a Temporary Agency Worker Policy. We employ all of our Catering, Cleaning, Security and other Facilities Services staff directly.