The College has a number of mechanisms in place to reward staff. This page details information about the College salary scale, other reward mechanisms, and details about the pension schemes available to all staff.

Salary Scale

The College's current salary scales (as at 1 August 2018) are available to download below:

Extended Salary Range Scheme

Information about this scheme is only available to College 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 College 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)

Pensions

The College offers membership of the following pension schemes:

For more information about the scheme and the scheme benefits, for both members and their dependants, please visit the relevant schemes websites using the links above.

The College 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 College employees, please visit the intranet page: Pensions Plus.

For further information about any of the schemes, please contact a member of the Payroll team : payrollteam@rvc.ac.uk.

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/rg.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 independant service, can be found here.

USS Pension Scheme

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.

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.

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 College’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 College.

These reward schemes are:-

Terms of reference of the SRP are available here: SRP Terms of Reference.

The scheduled dates of the next Special Reward Panel meetings are:        

  • Monday, 8th April 2019
  • Tuesday, 8th October 2019

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 College employees - please visit the intranet page: Special Award Scheme.

Recognition Award Scheme

Information about this scheme is only available to College employees - please visit the intranet page: Recognition Award Scheme.

Responsibility Allowance Scheme

Information about this scheme is only available to College employees - please visit the intranet page: Responsibility Allowance Scheme.

HMRC / Tax Office contact information

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.

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