Resignation

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:

01

Working in a higher education institution

02

Working in another education institution

03

Working in a research institute (private)

04

Working in a research institute (public)

05

NHS/General medical practice/General dental practice

06

Working in another public sector organisation

07

Working in the voluntary sector

08

Working in the private sector

09

Self-employed

10

Registered as a student

11

Retired

12

Not in regular employment

90

Not known

 

 

Location after leaving

1

England

2

Wales

3

Scotland

4

Northern Ireland

5

UK (not otherwise specified)

6

Other - EU

7

Non-EU

8

Not known

9

Information refused

 

 

 

Senior staff

Senior staff are required to give and receive not less than 3 months’ notice.

Professional Services and Academic staff
Notice to terminate employment is related to grade and is as follows:

Spine points up to 29 - 1 Month
Spine points 30 - 47 - 2 Months
Grade 12 and above - 3 Months

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.

All Staff

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.

Line Manager’s Responsibility

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.