Employment policies and procedures

Overview of employment policies and procedures

An overview of the main employment policies and procedures.

Additional paid work

If you are looking at undertaking additional paid work, you'll possibly need to fill out an application.

Conflict of interest and personal relationships

The aim of these guidelines is to protect individuals against accusations of bias, preferential or unfair treatment where such a relationship exists has existed or may develop.

Alcohol and drugs

Read our policy on alcohol and drugs, and where to find support if needed.

Appeals procedure

The appeals procedure sets out the specific process to follow for appeals under the grievance, capability, disciplinary, complaints and academic promotion procedures.

Flexible working

Essex is committed to helping staff maintain a work/life balance with our Flexible Working Policy.

Leaving the University for staff members

Information on leaving the University, including notice periods, remaining annual leave and resignation.

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.

My contract

Information about your contract and terms of employment.

No Smoking Policy

The University is committed to creating a high quality, healthy and safe working environment for staff, students and visitors.

Responsibility Allowance Policy

A responsibility allowance is used to recognise and reward a temporary change in duties or responsibility that is significantly beyond the scope of an employee’s substantive role. The responsibility allowance procedure sets out the specific process to follow and the circumstances where it may be appropriate.

Social Media Policy

Our Social Media Policy outlines how to use social media respectfully and responsibly, in line with the values we share as a community.

Whistleblowing Policy

The Whistleblowing Policy is designed to enable members of the University to raise concerns or disclose information which the individual believes shows malpractice.

Grievance procedure

The formal grievance procedure sets out the process to follow where it has not been possible to resolve issues informally.

Strike action

Information for staff about strike action.