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Regrading Roles

The University supports the principle of equal pay for work of equal value and is committed to rewarding staff fairly and eliminating discrimination in pay practices. As part of this commitment, the University operates a regrading procedure to ensure that the process is consistent, equitable and transparent.

Roles that have undergone substantive and material changes are subject to job evaluation. The HERA scheme (Higher Education Role Analysis) is used for Grades 1 to 8. HERA is made up of 14 elements which reflect the values of higher education and the aspects of jobs seen as the most important. The Hay job evaluation scheme is used for senior Grade 9 Professional & Managerial staff. It is the most widely used proprietary system in the world and was specifically reviewed and adapted for use in higher education. It looks at factors such as know-how, problem-solving, accountability and the type of impact the job has on the organisation's aims and goals.

It is important to remember that it is the role that is being evaluated, not the role holder or their performance.

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