Managing structural change

The Managing Structural Change Policy sets out the principles and procedures which are to be followed in the event of any structural change which affects staff.

Structural change is the description given to any reorganisation of work that substantially affects individual posts.

The policy applies to all staff affected by structural change within the University including individuals on fixed-term contracts which have not reached their natural end.

Draft proposals will be shared with the recognized trade unions through consultation meetings and with affected staff for comment. The full procedure is set out in the Managing Structural Change Policy (.pdf).

However undesirable, it is possible that some staff may be displaced by restructuring. In this case, the University will seek to redeploy those affected, see redeployment of employees.

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