Thu 26 Nov 20
The University’s on-demand workforce plays an essential role in helping the University respond quickly and flexibly to varying needs which cannot necessarily be predicted, planned or anticipated.
The University aspires to be an exemplary employer and our new ‘University of Essex Commitment’ follows a comprehensive review of on-demand workers commissioned by the Vice-Chancellor. This will ensure that we are delivering the best possible experience for on-demand workers while they are working at the University.
The on-demand workforce is made-up of individuals with diverse needs and expectations. This ranges from students looking to supplement their income in a way that is fully flexible around their studies, to people who are retired and looking for ways to contribute their skills and experience while retaining flexibility to suit their lifestyle.
On-demand workers will:
The commitment covers the University and its subsidiary companies UECS Ltd and Wivenhoe House Hotel Ltd. The University consulted with its three campus unions to develop the commitment.
Director of People and Culture Susie Morgan said: ““We want our on-demand workers to feel a fully valued part of our diverse community and to fully benefit from the training, support and development opportunities we can offer them.”.”