About - Our People - Human Resources - Background

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 hr@rvc.ac.uk.

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

Latest Developments

Notification of UCU industrial action

The University and College Union (UCU) has given notice of plans for continuous action short of a strike in the form of an assessment and marking boycott commencing Thursday 6 November.

We realise that many staff will not wish to participate in this action, but must advise that staff who do participate in this action should be aware that taking action will constitute a breach of their contract of employment. Where a breach does occur, the College reserves the right to withhold pay. We acknowledge the concerns of USS members and have submitted our response to the proposal for reform via the employers’ representatives. Whilst we recognise the need for reform, we have made it clear in our response that our priority is to retain an attractive and affordable pension scheme for both current and future members.

We will continue to post regular updates about the USS reforms proposals.

Update - December 2014

UCU have confirmed a suspension of all industrial action called by them in relation to their USS dispute from 20 November until after 15 January 2015.The suspension has been agreed between UCU and the employers’ representatives, Universities UK (UUK), in order to allow a period of intense negotiation with the aim of seeking an agreement on reforms to the USS.

USS Pension Scheme Consultation

USS have proposed some significant changes to the scheme and is currently in the process of consulting its members and stakeholders on these proposals.

See our USS Consultation page for information relating to the proposals, and an update on the current position of the proposals and the consultation process.

Academic Probation and Promotion/Non Academic Probation

New processes for Academic Probation and Promotion and Non Academic Probation were launched on 1 October - to download the relevant procedures, please click on the following links or contact a member of the HR Team (note these are only available to College employees):

The College's Online Reviews System has been enhanced to incorporate the ability for Academic probationary and promotion reviews to be processed online - please refer to the above pages for further information.