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

Annual Review

The annual review of staff will take place on Friday 9 January 2015 at 2.00 pm in the Council Room, Hawkshead Campus and video-linked to room U5, Camden Campus. The Review Committee will only consider Academic promotion beyond Senior Lecturer level.     

For further information and to download the appropriate forms, please visit the intranet page: Academic Promotion (information about Academic promotion up to and including Senior Lecturer level is also available on this page).

The Review Committee does not consider Non Academic staff grading issues. Non Academic staff who feel their role has changed to the extent where it is no longer graded at the appropriate level, should contact their line manager to discuss possible re-grading via HERA job evaluation. More information about this is available by visiting the intranet page: Job Evaluation.

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.

2014/15 Christmas Concessionary Period

Christmas/New Year closure dates for 2014/15 have been confirmed by the Principal as follows:-

Thursday 25 December 2014 – Bank Holiday
Friday 26 December 2014 – Bank Holiday
Monday 29 December 2014 – Concessionary Day
Tuesday 30 December 2014 – Concessionary Day
Wednesday 31 December 2014 – Concessionary Day
Thursday 1 January 2015 – Bank Holiday
Friday 2 January 2015 – Concessionary Day

The College will therefore close at 5pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014 and re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.
As some departments remain operational over Christmas and New Year, there will be a need for some members of staff to work during this period - members of staff who are required to work over this period should arrange with their line managers to take annual leave in lieu of any Concessionary Days missed.