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Summary of Academic Staff Terms and Conditions

SALARY

The post is graded as Grade X, the salary for which ranges from £00,000 to £00,000 (excluding London Allowance). Progression through the salary scale is incremental. Cost of living pay awards are negotiated nationally and are normally effective from 1 st August each year.

RELOCATION SUPPLEMENT

In addition to removal expenses a relocation supplement of £9,000 may be payable where it is necessary to relocate to take up an appointment at UCL.

PROBATION

Probationary lecturers appointments are subject to a three year probationary period which includes undertaking a Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

HOURS OF WORK

There are no fixed number of hours of work for Academic staff. However, a notional working week of 36.5 hours is used to assist in workload planning and calculations related to salary.

HOLIDAYS

No specific periods of annual leave are specified. However, a notional 27 days annual leave per year is used to assist in workload planning and calculations related to salary. Any annual leave taken will normally be taken in the university vacations as approved by the Head of Department . UCL also closes for a period at Christmas and Easter, at which times staff benefit from a total of 6 ´closure days´ in addition to Bank Holidays.

SABBATICAL LEAVE

Academic staff who have completed probation are entitled to apply for sabbatical leave for one term in every three years.

PENSION

The postholder will be eligible to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), which is a defined benefit scheme. Further information about USS and the benefits can be found at www.uss.co.uk  

SEASON TICKET LOANS

A season ticket loan is available to staff who have successfully completed their probationary period with the facility to repay through a monthly deduction from salary.

OTHER BENEFITS

Other benefits of joining UCL as a staff member are many and include:

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22 November 2005