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Professorial Annual Review

Professorial Annual Review 2020

All Professorial colleagues are required to submit an on-line form, setting out their activities and achievements for the 12 month period up to 31 December 2019.

The form and zone criteria have been structured to ensure that they cover contributions to both teaching and research, are aligned to the University strategies and values, and pay due regard to issues of diversity and inclusion.

This is a secure on-line form, which will automatically pull through your personal data held on Trent and CentAUR to make it easier for you to complete. The form is accessible by logging in with your University username and password at https://hrforms.reading.ac.uk. Only forms submitted through the portal will be accepted. The form will then be sent to your Head of School for review, before onward submission to Human Resources. Failure to submit a form will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances and must be agreed with your Head of School.

If you wish to access the form from a computer that is not wired to the university network, you will need to connect using VPN first. If you do not have VPN configured, please contact the IT HelpDesk at 0118 378 6262, or extension 6262, asking for VPN to be setup on your computer.

Access to the VPN also requires you to have setup 'multi-factor-authentication'. If you have not already done this then follow the instructions here: https://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/its/MFA/mfa-guide.aspx. Alternatively, a call to the IT HelpDesk on the above number and they will help with the process.

The form must be submitted to your Head of School no later than 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020.

The Advisory Group will review all submissions and make recommendations for awards where it is considered to be merited. Therefore, you are only required to indicate if you are seeking advancement to a higher zone under the heading "Review Requested". You must upload your full CV, set out in the format of the standard CV template and saved as PDF format. You should only upload your CV if you are seeking advancement to a higher zone. No other documentation is required.

If you have been in Zone 1 for 4 or more years, you must make a submission for advancement to Zone 2, as no further salary progression is permitted within Zone 1. You should discuss your submission with your Head of School. Earlier progression to Zone 2 is possible in exceptional cases. Applications for advancement must provide evidence across the range of the criteria for Zone 2, demonstrating continued development and achievement since appointment, or promotion, linking to PDR discussions and any objectives set therein where appropriate.

The timetable for the process is as follows:



Completion and submission of on-line form to Head of School by:

31 January 2020

Heads of School to check and sign forms and submit to HR by:

28 February 2020

Advisory Group meetings to be held:

26 March to 15 April 2020

Remuneration Committee meeting:

9 June 2019

Formal outcomes communicated no later than:

30 June 2020

Effective date for salary increases:

1 August 2020

Submissions will be reviewed by an Advisory Group and the process is subject to scrutiny by a lay member of Council, who will attend at least one meeting of the Advisory Group.

The Advisory Group will report its recommendations to the Remuneration Committee, who will consider the recommendations, being mindful of equality issues and the University's overall financial position.

Formal outcomes will be notified by the Director of Human Resources by 30 June 2020. Any adjustments to salary will be effective from 1 August 2020. Requests for feedback in respect of notified outcomes should be addressed to your Head of School in the first instance.

Please remember that the form must be submitted to your Head of School no later than 5pm on Friday 31 January 2020. The form will not be accessible after this date.

Professorial Annual Review Guidelines

PAR On-line Form User Guide

Professorial Pay Structure Aug 2019

Professorial Zone Criteria

Standard CV Template

Things to do now

For all enquiries regarding the Professorial Annual Review please contact:

John Brady, Director of Human Resources

Claire Eckett, HR Manager (Reward & Benefits)