1. Faculties’ and Directorates’ Strategic Plans will include a review of future staffing requirements with the objective of ensuring that they can meet likely changes in the volume and type of workload without the need for redundancies. Future staffing requirements are likely to be affected by retirements and natural turnover, by work volumes and changes in the technical and policy environment, and these should be taken into account when making plans for the future. Union representatives should be invited to comment on any significant staffing changes in Strategic Plans.
2. Faculties’ and Directorates’ training and development plans should aim to ensure that staff are appropriately prepared to progress to more senior posts within the University. The University’s personal review process is designed to promote a regular dialogue between employees and their line managers about realising their career development potential in ways which support the University’s future requirements.
3. When considering ways of meeting future staff requirements, Faculty and Directorates should take account of the following options: