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Summary of Academic Staff Terms and Conditions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Academic staff who have completed probation are entitled to apply for sabbatical leave for one term in every three years.
Academic Staff, including Clinical Academic Staff, are eligible to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the Scheme's rules and eligibility conditions. Further information about USS and the benefits it provides can be found at www.uss.co.uk
Participation in USS operates under PensionsExchange for all eligible employees. Further information about PensionsExchange is available at www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/pensions
A one-off election upon joining UCL can be made to retain previous membership of the National Health Service Pension Scheme (NHSPS) subject to meeting ALL of the eligibility requirements. Further information about the NHSPS and the benefits it provides can be found at www.nhsbsa.nhs.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 of joining UCL as a staff member are many and include:
- Access to an extensive range of in-house staff development opportunities. Staff have full use of the UCL libraries and UCL operates a Study Assistance Scheme for those undertaking part-time work-related study.
- An excellent location for transport networks being near Euston, Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations and a choice of underground stations connected to London 's other mainline stations. A wide range of bus routes serves the area.
- UCL lies in Bloomsbury , just north of Oxford Street , Covent Garden and the heart of the West End with access to shops, theatres, cinemas, bars and restaurants. UCL also has its own 550 seat West End arts venue (Bloomsbury Theatre) which hosts drama, dance, music, debates and lectures during the year
- The main campus has subsidised cafeterias/bars and shops, gym and a travel agent. UCL staff can also benefit from corporate membership at a Tottenham Court Road gym.
22 November 2005