Consultancy & Commercial Activity Framework
The Consultancy and Commercial Activity Framework has
been developed to encourage and incentivise staff to undertake consultancy and non-credit
bearing bespoke CPD activities in support of knowledge exchange and external
collaboration. Undertaking projects with all organisations is encouraged
including those from the private, public and third (voluntary, charity, social
enterprise) sectors. These activities have career and reputational benefits for
the staff member as well as support the delivery of the University’s strategic
This framework is eligible to all staff across the institution (academic and professional services) excluding honorary staff, associate staff, research students and staff who perform any of these activities as a major part of their role. When the activity is agreed, and undertaken out with the workload allocation model (WAM), all eligible staff will be rewarded with an additional payment, on condition that relevant process has been followed appropriately.
The below documents comprise of the Framework, as well as a full guidance document:
Consultancy and Commercial Activity Framework 2024.pdf
RIE Full Guidance for Framework 2024.pdf
The guidance document must be read alongside the Framework
and provides more details and information in relation to the governance and
processes for the management of activities. It seeks to further outline the
benefits, whilst minimising risks and protecting the interests of both the
University and staff. A full process
flow in relation to how Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) will support
colleagues to enable these activities can be found in Appendix 1 of the
The RIE team will provide support and advice with the
application of the Framework and can answer any questions in relation to the
Framework and associated guidance.
Please speak to your School’s Business
Development and Relationship Manager, contact details can be found here.