Responsibility Allowance Policy

A responsibility allowance is additional remuneration provided when an employee undertakes additional responsibilities that are a significant extension to their substantive role to meet a business need: for example, providing cover for elements of another substantive role during a prolonged period (in excess of 4 weeks) when the usual role holder is absent or for extra significant duties/responsibilities outside the employees normal duties.

This offers a valuable opportunity for employees to develop their skills and gain experience, helping employees to prepare for permanent career advancement in the future, as well as helping the University to temporarily cover workforce gaps.

Responsibility Allowance Policy (.docx).