Summary of main terms and conditions of employment
The salary for each position is indicated in the Further Information provided to candidates. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank of Building Society account, normally on the last Friday of each month. The general level of salaries are reviewed annually subject to the business needs of the organisation.
Annual leave entitlement will be 39 days in a calendar year, of which seven are set aside to cover the Executive Office’s annual closure period. The leave year operates from 1 January to 31 December of each year and the annual leave entitlement encompasses all general and public holidays.
Your normal working week, exclusive of lunch breaks, will be 35 hours per week from Monday to Friday unless otherwise specified. Whilst it is anticipated that for the majority of staff the normal working day will be 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with 1 hour for lunch, Department Heads have the discretion to vary actual starting and finishing times to accommodate both the operational requirements of the Executive Office and the wishes of individual members of staff.
Occupational sick pay scheme
Employees absent from work by reason of illness will receive allowances up to a maximum (with 4yrs service) of 24 weeks full pay and 24 weeks half pay in any twelve month period.
All staff of UHI, subject to their being eligible under the terms of the Scheme, have the option of joining the Local Government Pension Scheme, as administered by Highland Council. The option to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) exists for those staff with current membership of the Scheme.
The successful candidate would be expected to live within reasonable travelling distance from their normal place of work.
All new employees must attend the Executive Office induction event as part of the probationary period requirements. The induction event provides a valuable insight into UHI and includes mandatory training in Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.
PVG Disclosure Scotland
Some roles within Executive Office will be subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) or Standard Disclosure checks. This will depend upon the requirements of the role or location of the post (e.g. if the successful candidate is to be based at an Academic Partner).
Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer.