Human Resources

4.0 Guidance

Employees and line managers may seek guidance on the implementation of this policy on a confidential basis from their HR Manager.

4.1 Definitions

In the scope of this policy, a relationship is a personal relationship, which overlaps a professional one. This is defined as:

  • A family/close personal relationship;
  • A business/commercial/financial relationship;
  • A romantic/sexual relationship.

And is covered by this policy if it occurs:

  • Between an employee and a student or prospective student;
  • Between an employee and another employee or prospective employee;
  • Between an employee and an agency worker or a contractor or a consultant or a prospective agency worker, contractor or consultant.

For the purposes of this Code of Conduct a conflict of interest arises where the interests (personal or private) of an employee or individual operating on behalf of the College conflicts with the best interests or poses a significant risk to the best interests of the College.

Birkbeck reserves the right to review, revise, amend or replace the content of this Code and / or introduce new codes from time to time, subject to good practice principles of consultation where applicable, to reflect the changing needs of the College and to comply with legislation.

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The HR team is based on the first floor of Egmont House
Postal address: Human Resources, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX