Welcome to the Human Resources (HR) website.

The HR Department is structured to enable a customer focused and responsive service to all employees 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. 

The RVC has a working commitment to ensuring equality is implemented across all aspects of the HR function.  This is achieved by the effective application of a range of HR policies and procedures. These are further supported by the delivery of the RVC  Equality Action Plan, Athena SWAN Action Plan, achieving HR Excellence in Research and being accredited as a Disability Confident Employer.

The HR Team are based on the Hawkshead Campus within the Eclipse Building, however provide on-site support to the Camden Campus on a regular basis.

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.

The  HR Organisation Chart  provides easy contact information for all members of the various sections within HR.

If you have any suggestions about how we can improve the HR website, please contact the HR Systems Team by e-mail: hrsystems@rvc.ac.uk


Latest Information

Brexit - Updated January 2019

The College is aware that the result of the EU Referendum continues to cause uncertainty and upset for many of our staff.  Whilst the Government has still not yet made its position clear on the future status of EEA nationals currently living and working in the UK, we hope that there will be transitional provisions enabling most, if not all, EEA staff currently in the UK to remain. We will of course continue to post updates as soon as more information is available.

During 2016 general briefing sessions were held that were open to all non-UK nationals working at the College, more detailed sessions took place in early 2017 on the following topics:

  • Permanent residence – this session covered completing applications to confirm permanent residence.   The session covered the application process, eligibility requirements, how to pull together the necessary documents, common pitfalls, FAQs, and recent developments.  
  • British citizenship/naturalisation – this session covered applications for naturalisation. 

Alex Russell, who is a Principal Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP and who specialises in immigration and employment law, facilitated these sessions, and we are pleased to share a FAQ's document produced by Mills & Reeve LLP entitled Brexit FAQs for EU nationals which is available to download here.

There are significant costs associated with applying for British citizenship/naturalisation and an interest-free loan for staff and their dependents may be available to help fund these personal costs. 


Message from the Principal, Professor Stuart WJ Reid

#WeAreInternational #RVCisOpen #LondonisOpen

Worldwide reach, global mission, international commitment - the RVC is open for business

In the light of recent announcements and further to the statement by the Home Secretary, I write to restate the Royal Veterinary College's unequivocal commitment to the advancement of knowledge, quality education and the international animal health community.

Ranked amongst the best in the world, the RVC recognises that the control of transboundary disease and international food chain security requires the collaboration of clinicians, scientists and administrative staff with the necessary skills at the highest level and who come from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and from many nations.

As one of the premier providers of high quality veterinary and animal science education the RVC is very much open for business and welcomes staff and students from around the world to join us in our global mission.

EU Settlement Scheme - Updated November 2018

In advance of the UK’s exit from the EU on 29 March 2019, the UK government has committed to protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members currently living in the UK. This includes the right to live here, work here and access public services such as healthcare and benefits.

To retain these rights after 31 December 2020, EU citizens must apply for UK immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

The Home Office is testing the EU Settlement Scheme through a series of pilots ahead of the public launch. This second phase of the pilot has now started and runs until 21 December this year and covers employees in the higher education and health and social care sectors.

You will only be able to take part in the pilot if you are an employee of the Royal Veterinary College, and you are:

●            an EU citizen and have a valid biometric passport (this is an e-passport which has a digital chip)


●            a non-EU citizen family member employed by the RVC and have a biometric residence card with ‘EU Right to Reside’ on the back, which you have applied for on or after 6 April 2015

Please be aware that HR do not have any additional information on this pilot – nor can they advise whether your personal circumstances make you eligible to take part.  There is a Home Office Resolution Centre that can help with any individual queries and they can be contacted on 0300 123 7379 (inside the UK) and +44 (0) 20 3080 0010 (outside the UK)

You can also ask a question using the online submissions form eu-settled-status-enquiries.service.gov.uk.

For more information about the EU Settlement Scheme visit GOV.UK.

Reporting Trade Union Facility Time - Updated October 2018

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publications Requirements) Regulations 2017 came in to force on 1st April 2017. These regulations place a legislative requirement on relevant public sector employers to collate and publish on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of facility time within their organisation.

For the Royal Veterinary College, the following data for the period indicated was submitted to HM Government for publication this year.

See here for the full report.

Salary Scales 01 August 2018

The nationally negotiated salary scales are available here :

Salary Scales 01 August 2018

Salary Scales for Casuals 01 August 2018

USS Pension Scheme - Updated July 2018

Important information regarding the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

All RVC Grades 6 and above are automatically enrolled into the USS pension scheme under a Salary Sacrifice arrangement.

All relevant information for members or potential members is available on the USS website at:- https://www.uss.co.uk/

To register for MyUss please use the link : https://www.uss.co.uk/forms/pre-login/registration where you will find all of the relevant information relating to the Match (1% employee contribution Matched with 1% from your employer) and the options for increasing benefits by paying additional contributions, either as cash contributions or percentage contributions.

For those who may be affected by the Pensions Tax regime information about the Lifetime Allowance and the Annual Allowance can be found  here.
Information about DGS Chartered Financial Planners, an independent service, can be found here.

The USS consultation on benefit reform, planned for early 2018, has now been postponed until the late summer/early autumn of 2018. USS Members should be aware of developments that are on-going and the USS are continually updating their website to reflect this. The latest news update is available here.

Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

The College is required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the specific duties of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. These regulations underpin the Public Sector Equality Duty. Gender Pay Reporting involves six calculations of the difference between the average earnings of men and women across the institution.  Therefore as part of our legislative requirement please see our Gender Pay Gap Report 2017  .

Athena SWAN Progress - Updated December 2017

The attached document provides a detailed update on the progress we have made towards meeting the actions set out on the Athena SWAN Action Plan.

Athena Swan Bronze Award - Updated November 2017

The RVC successfully achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in October 2017. 

Further information about the award is available here.

Salary Scales 01 August 2017

The nationally negotiated salary scales are available here :

Salary Scales-2017

Casual Staff Salary Scales-2017

SAUL Pension Scheme - Updated June 2017

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

RVC Grades 1 to Grade 5 are automatically enrolled into the SAUL Pension Scheme under a Salary Sacrifice arrangement.

All relevant information for members or prospective members is available on the SAUL website at:- http://www.saul.org.uk/rg.uk/ as well as and the options for increasing benefits by paying additional contributions.

For those who may be affected by the Pensions Tax regime information about the Lifetime Allowance and the Annual Allowance can be found  here.

Information about DGS Chartered Financial Planners, an independant service, can be found here.

Management Development Programme - Updated March 2017

At the RVC we support our managers, and those aspiring to be managers, through our 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: Management Development Programme

Re-accreditation of Disability Confident Employer Scheme – updated August 2017

 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 Confident Employer Scheme. This is a 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.

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