Full-time members of academic, academic-related and research staff (grades 7-11) may undertake additional paid work only with the permission of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.
The same condition is placed on all Professional Services staff (grades 7-11) [where the permission of the Registrar on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor must be sought], as stated in contracts of employment. Applications for permission to undertake such work should be made by completing the additional paid work form (.rtf) and submitting it to the head of your department/section in the first instance.
The lists below give an idea of the circumstances in which the permission of the Vice-Chancellor must be obtained before undertaking paid outside commitments.
Staff are reminded that they have a contractual duty to inform the Registrar and Secretary of potentially patentable inventions. Staff are also reminded that the University accepts no liability in respect of work that they may undertake for third parties.
Where a member of staff is invited to undertake 'inside' work which is additional to normal duties and in return for additional payment - for example, to undertake teaching duties for the Essex Summer School - approval for the activity should be sought, using the application to undertake additional paid work form (.rtf).