Composition of Appointing Panels

Introduction The compositions of the recruitment panels are specified below. However, in exceptional circumstances, where this is not possible to adhere to these panel compositions approval should be sought from the Director of Human Resources or Deputy to vary the panel membership. It may be necessary on occasions for the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Institute Directors, and Heads of Departments to nominate their Deputy or a colleague at an appropriate level to take their place on the recruitment panel. Recruitment panels should consist of representatives of both genders. Where in exceptional circumstances this is not possible the agreement of the Director of Human Resources or Deputy should be obtained. Academic Posts Vice Chancellor  Chair of Council  Treasurer  3 independent members appointed by and from the Council  1 member appointed by and from Senate (with provision for an alternate)  Vice-Chancellor or Principal of another university institution Pro Vice-Chancellor  Vice-Chancellor (Chair)  2 independent members appointed by and from the Council  1 member of Senate (with provision for an alternate)  Additional members if, as determined by the Chair of Council  The head of an Academic Department or Professional Service Department (with provision for an alternate)  [In cases of externally advertised positions] A representative of appropriate standing from another Higher Education Institute Institute Director  Vice-Chancellor (Chair)  Pro Vice-Chancellor  1 independent member appointed by and from the Council  1 member of Senate  Director of Human Resources or depute Professor/Chair/Head of Academic Department  Vice-Chancellor (Chair)  Pro Vice-Chancellor (if the VC delegates to a PVC then a further PVC is not needed)  Head of Department (or Institute Director if appointing Head of Department)  External representative with relevant expertise (where required for specialist posts)  Director of Human Resources or depute Reader  Pro Vice-Chancellor (Chair)  Institute Director  Head of the relevant Academic Department  Director of Human Resources or nominee Senior Lecturer  Institute Director  Head of Department  Academic member of staff of another Department Lecturer  Institute Director (Chair) or depute  Head of Department  Member of staff of another Department PDRA/Research Assistant/Associate Lecturer / SELL Teachers  Head of Department or depute (Chair)  Member of staff of Department  Member of staff of another Department or in the case of collaborative projects, a member of staff from the relevant partner department or institution Administrative, Managerial, Professional, Technical and Computer Operators Head of a Professional Service  Vice-Chancellor (Chair)  Pro Vice-Chancellor  1 independent member appointed by and from the Council  If the post requires specialist technical skills, Chair may nominate an external representative  Director of Human Resources or depute Hera Grade 9  Pro Vice-Chancellor (Chair)  Head of relevant Department  Representative of another Department  External representative with relevant expertise (where required for specialist posts)  Director of Human Resources or depute HERA Grade 8  Head of Department (chair)  Line manager or nominee  Member of staff of another Department

Hera Grades 5, 6, 7

  • Head of Department or nominee (Chair)
  • Line manager or nominee
  • Member of staff of another Department

 

 

Hera Grades 3, 4

 

  • Head of Department or nominee (Chair)
  • Member of staff of the Department
  • Member of staff of another Department

 

Hera Grades 1, 2 and other non-Hera posts*

  • Line Manager or nominee
  • Member of staff of Department