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Staff wishing to resign must write to their Line Manager stating their wish to resign, the date they will be leaving with regard to the notice periods below, and they must also state their reason for leaving and the sector their new post is in based on the list below:
Senior staff are required to give and receive not less than 3 months’ notice.
Notice to terminate employment on either side is related to grade and is as follows:
When the University is giving notice to staff where the statutory notice provisions are more beneficial than the periods set out above, they will apply. The statutory provision is for one weeks’ notice for each completed year of continuous service to a maximum of 12 weeks.
Academic staff are required to give two months’ notice in writing to terminate their appointments and to receive three months’ notice in writing.
Accrued annual leave should be taken before the last day of employment; in exceptional circustances it may be possible for annual leave to be paid in lieu.
When the Line Manager has received a letter of resignation they should complete a Leaver Information Sheet and send it with the resignation letter to the HR Directorate. The HR Directorate will confirm the resignation and detail items that need to be returned before the last day of employment such as staff card and keys. The HR Directorate will also send the resigning employee details of a leavers questionnaire for completion. Exit Interviews are not offered as standard, but any resigning employee who wishes to have an exit interview should contact the HR Directorate.