Human Resources

Progression and reward

Progression and reward procedures have been approved by Governors following agreement between Birkbeck’s trade unions and Birkbeck.

Annual review panels consider applications for re-grading, Discretionary Increments, Accelerated Increments and other payments. The panels will consider applications from all staff groups for re-gradings and allowances, and additionally for Academic staff, probations and conferment of title. All staff are automatically informed of the procedure and deadlines for applications each year. The timetable and processes by which nominations and applications can be made are within the appropriate scheme (see schemes in menu to the left).

Please click here for the membership of committees and panels supported by the Human Resources department.

In exceptional circumstances when applications cannot wait for the appropriate panel, line managers are required to submit a case to Human Resources, please contact the Head of HR Operations or your HR Business Partner for further information.

Birkbeck and the trade unions are committed to the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity in employment. Therefore, the equal opportunities policy of Birkbeck is that the only consideration in progression and reward of employees must be how the genuine requirements of the post are met or likely to be met by the individual under consideration. These requirements being met, no regard should be taken (except where the law allows) of that person's race, creed, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, language, religion or similar belief, political or other opinion, affiliation, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, national or social origin, birth or other status, or membership or non membership of a trade union. .

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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