Welcome to the Human Resources (HR) website.

The HR Department is structured to enable a customer focused and responsive service to both the academic and support departments within the College as well as the general public. We support a range of initiatives to make the Royal Veterinary College a great place to work.

This site has been developed to help RVC employees and the general public gain easy access to information about HR and the services we provide.

If you have any questions or comments about the site, please contact us on hrsystems@rvc.ac.uk.

To get in touch with a member of the HR Team, please visit the HR Contact Details page.

Latest Developments

SAUL Pension Scheme Consultation

Important information regarding the Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL)

Posted 14th July 2015

SAUL Pension Scheme – Proposed Changes
The latest valuation of the SAUL scheme showed a deficit and the SAUL Negotiating Committee, made up of representatives from employers and unions, were asked to consider how SAUL should respond to the deficit. The Negotiating Committee proposed changes to SAUL and the Trustee has agreed an initial proposal. The proposal aims to protect the pension and lump sums already built up by members while sustaining an attractive and affordable pension scheme for all members, both current and future.
The full proposals are now for member consultation and a copy of the consultation paper has been sent to every member and eligible member of the scheme. Further details including a number of frequently asked questions and on-line calculators can be found on the SAUL website at http://www.saul.org.uk/1/972
The member consultation runs from 13 July to 13 September 2015, during which time members have the opportunity to submit their comments about the proposal. Submissions can be made either via the SAUL website or either by e-mail or in writing to the HR Director or to the relevant Trade Union Representative. Any comments received during this period will be considered by the Trustees and suggested modifications made to the Negotiating Committee.
Further updates will be posted later in the year when the final proposals have been agreed and the SAUL website will continue to be updated as the consultation progresses.

Management Development Programme

We are pleased to announce the launch of the RVC’s new Management Development Programme (MDP).

The MDP is a collection of toolkits which supports managers as they move through the different stages of their development. The programme is delivered in a modular format across both campuses through classroom type training and is further supported through our online toolkit literature.

This is a mandatory management course for all new staff at grade 6 or above with appraisal responsibility and presents a unique opportunity to build networks throughout the College with fellow managers. Although this is mandatory for new staff, the programme provides a range of benefits and therefore current managers are strongly encouraged to register.

To view the online programme and for details on how to register please visit the following page: Managment Development Programme

Re-accreditation of Disability Two Ticks Symbol

We are pleased to confirm that the RVC has been re-accredited by Department of Work and Pensions in the continued use of the Disability ‘Two Ticks’ Symbol. This is national initiative and our re-accreditation confirms our commitment to recruiting, retaining and supporting disabled staff – further details about this initiative are available on the DirectGov website.

For further information, please contact Human Resources on hr@rvc.ac.uk or 01707 666380.

USS Pension Scheme Consultation

USS Consultation - Latest news

Universities UK and the University and College Union have, for some months, been discussing potential responses to the funding challenges within Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

In January 2015 the USS Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) – which is responsible for decisions on scheme changes – decided on a package of proposed changes to USS. Employers are required to carry out a formal consultation with affected employees (active members and employees who are eligible to join USS) and their representatives.

For further information on this development, please follow this link to the USS Consultation news page.

****The consultation period has now closed - further information will be published here as soon as it is available****

Gourmet Society

We’ve once again teamed up with the Gourmet Society to offer our employees annual Gourmet Society membership for a preferential rate.

See the full details by clicking here

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