Human Resources

4.0    Responsibilities

The following have responsibilities under this policy:

  • Line Managers

    • Ensure there is an objective justifiable reason for recruiting all staff on FTCs.
    • Conduct review of staff on FTCs in consultation with HR.
    • Lead consultation meeting with members of staff nearing contract end dates (and a representative from HR, if required).
    • Record the outcome of consultation meetings and forward to HR.
    • Make staff aware of open ended vacancies. 
  • Member of Staff

    • Attend consultation meetings to discuss employment options.
    • Where a decision has been taken not to attend consultation meetings, forward a letter of confirmation to the line manager outlining decision.
    • If lodging an appeal against dismissal, submit written appeal application to Head of HR Services normally within 10 working days of written notice to dismiss confirming redundancy.   
  • HR Manager

    • Issue contract of employment for staff with the exception of Teaching & Scholarship staff*.
    • Provide advice on extension/renewal of FTCs.
    • Consult with line manager during review of staff on FTCs.
    • Issue appropriate staff with a letter of invitation to consultation meetings.
    • Where appropriate, issue renewal letter or letter of termination to staff.
    • Where appropriate, issue letter of confirmation to member of staff forgoing invitation to consultation meetings.
  • Head of HR Services

    • Consider appeal request.

  • Assistant School Manager* or Nominee

    • Issue contract of employment for Teaching and Scholarship staff.
    • Depending on outcome of contract review, issue new contract or contract renewal or letter of termination to Teaching and Scholarship staff and invite the member of staff to a consultation meeting, where required.
    • Where appropriate, issue letter of confirmation to member of Teaching & Scholarship staff forgoing invitation to consultation meetings.
    • Liaise with HR where issuing, extending or terminating contracts.
  • College Secretary/Vice Master or Nominee

    • Appoint Appeal Panel if required.

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* Contract administration of Teaching and Scholarship staff reflects current practice and is pending review.

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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
Email: humanresources@bbk.ac.uk