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Human Resources


Queen Mary has a formal promotion scheme for Academic Staff through which they may achieve promotion to Senior Lecturer or have the title of Reader or Professor conferred.

For other staff, there is no formal promotion policy. However, promotion and/or pay increases may be awarded through other processes, including annual increments, job evaluation, recruitment and the staff bonus scheme.

  • Pay scales include increments to reward experience in, and contribution to, the job;
  • Jobs whose duties change on a permanent basis can be re-evaluated;
  • Staff can apply for vacancies in higher graded posts as these arise and be considered in competition with other applicants;
  • The staff bonus scheme rewards outstanding staff performance through one-off bonuses or, where sustained exceptional performance can be evidenced through permanent increments.

See the Pay, Grades and Rewarding Staff section for further information.

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