Human Resources

6.0 Appeals

Line managers who wish to appeal will be required to provide written reasons for their appeal, within 10 working days of the date of written notification of the evaluation.  In the case of an existing occupied role, if the post holder wants to appeal the decision, they may only do so with the support of their line manager.  The reasons for the appeal should take the form of a written summary submitted to the Director of HR, signed by the line manager. The Director of HR will review the grounds for appeal and decide whether to accept or reject the appeal. 

Any decisions to reject an appeal at this stage will be notified to the line manager. 

Appeals that are taken forward will involve re-evaluation of the role by a different panel from the one that originally evaluated the role.  At least three of the panel members, including the chair, considering the appeal will have had no involvement in the original evaluation. The line manager should be available to attend the panel if requested.  The panel’s decision will be final, will be notified in writing to the line manager and there will be no further right of appeal.

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