Human Resources

Changing Roles within the University

Managing the transition

Leaving your current role

If you are transferring between departments or changing roles within the University, it is likely that you will not require access to the same systems or folders in shared drives, or to certain business applications (e.g. Finance).

Your Head of Department/Service or their agreed delegate should make arrangements to ensure that access to areas no longer required are withdrawn by Information Services and/or the appropriate Business System Owners and any equipment belonging to the department is returned prior to the date of transfer.

Induction into your new role

The line manager of your new role should provide you with job specific induction.

Secondments

Taking up a secondment

Following your induction into your seconded role, it is recommended that there are regular reviews with your new line manager to ensure you are supported, and also there is an opportunity to review performance. Day-to-day line management during the secondment will be the responsibility of your new line manager. Further information can be found in the University's Secondment Policy.

Keeping in touch

Your substantive line manager may wish to keep in touch during your secondment. In addition, any HR matters that may continue beyond the secondment period must be informed to your substantive line manager.

Returning from a secondment

Prior to the end of the period of secondment, your substantive line manager should arrange a meeting to discuss reorientation to your substantive post and update you on any changes within the department.

At the end of your secondment, the Head of Department/Service of your seconded role, or their agreed delegate, should make arrangements to ensure that access to areas no longer required are withdrawn by  Information Services and/or the appropriate Business System Owners and any equipment belonging to the department is returned prior to the date of transfer.

Moving to a management role

If your new role has line management responsibility you should should ensure you have completed the core training for managers.