The RVC has a number of mechanisms in place to reward staff. This page details information about the RVC salary scale, other reward mechanisms, and details about the pension schemes available to all staff.
The RVC's current salary scales are available to download below:
- Salary Scales (Casuals) 01 August 2023
- Salary Scales 01 February 2023
- Salary Scales (Casuals) 01 February 2023
salary scales as at 01 August 2022, are available to download below:
salary scales, as at 01 August 2021, are available to download below:
Salary scales, as at 1 August 2019 and 01 August 2020, are available to download below:
Extended Salary Range Scheme
Information about this scheme is only available to RVC employees - please visit the intranet page: Extended Salary Range Scheme.
Payroll Procedures and Forms
The Payroll Team are responsible for the accurate and timely payment of salaries to all RVC employees in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements, conditions of service and Financial Regulations. The team are also responsible for the administration of the USS and SAUL pension schemes and are based at the Hawkshead Campus. Any pay or pension related queries should be directed to a member of the payroll team.
Payroll forms and information
Claim Forms (please ensure you have read the Payments Procedure prior to completing one of the claim forms below)
The RVC offers membership of the following pension schemes:
- Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London - SAUL (for staff in Grades 1 to 5)
- Universities Superannuation Scheme - USS (for staff in Grades 6 to 9)
For more information about the scheme and the scheme benefits, for both members and their dependents, please visit the relevant schemes websites using the links above.
The RVC also offers PensionsPlus (as part of BenefitsPlus) for eligible employees in all sections of the USS and SAUL Pension schemes. Information about PensionsPlus is only available to RVC employees, please visit the intranet page: Pensions Plus.
For further information about any of the schemes, please contact a member of the Payroll team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAUL Pension Scheme
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/
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.
USS Pension Scheme
Important information regarding the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
Special Reward Panel
The Special Reward Panel (SRP) is a decision making body whose purpose is to manage the remuneration and rewards for all staff up to and including Grade 8. The SRP aims to ensure a consistent and fair decision making process when considering applications to the RVC’s remuneration and reward schemes which supplement the pay spine and can be used for a variety of purposes. The reward schemes support the achievement of the Corporate Plan by enabling the RVC to appropriately reward, recognise and retain staff of the RVC.
These reward schemes are:-
- An Extended Salary Range Scheme to assist with the recruitment and retention of highly valued staff;
- A Special Award Scheme to recognise specific work undertaken which is over and above, or outside of, normal working duties;
- A Recognition Scheme to provide immediate small rewards to staff on Grades 1-5 in a range of circumstances;
- A Responsibility Allowance Scheme to recognise and remunerate temporary changes in the level of duties and responsibilities of staff.
Terms of reference of the SRP are available here: SRP Terms of Reference.
The scheduled dates of the next Special Reward Panel meetings are:
- Tuesday, 7 November 2023
- Monday, 15 April 2024
Dates are subject to change. In this event, the dates of rescheduled meetings will be communicated to staff as quickly as possible.
When making an application to the SRP, applications must be submitted to HR at least 15 working days before the date of the meeting.
Special Award Scheme
Information about this scheme is only available to RVC employees - please visit the intranet page: Special Award Scheme.
Recognition Award Scheme
Information about this scheme is only available to RVC employees - please visit the intranet page: Recognition Award Scheme.
Responsibility Allowance Scheme
Information about this scheme is only available to RVC employees - please visit the intranet page: Responsibility Allowance Scheme.
HMRC / Tax Office contact information
RVC employees sometimes may need to talk to the HMRC about their personal Tax or National Insurance situation. The contact information for the RVC Tax Office is shown on the document below.