Business Rules for Engaging Workers

The University Strategy 2016-2021 has one of its key aims ‘to manage our resources effectively’.  Our employees and workers are the most important resources we have towards achieving our goal of ‘making the exceptional happen’, and we therefore need to ensure that the way in which we source our resources to meet our objectives are effective and efficient, including best value for money.  To support this object the University requires all managers to apply the Business Rules for engaging workers (e.g. permanent, temporary, casual, agency, self-employed) in all circumstances unless they have prior approval to make an exception.  Details of the Business Rules can be found here.

Exceptions to the business rules are set out in the guidance, or you can clarify with your Recruitment contacts or the Temporary Resourcing Unit.  To apply for an exception you must complete BR1 Exception to Business Rules and return to

The Business Rules also require managers to apply the University’s standard rates of pay/scales in all circumstances.   Requests for an exception to this rule must submitted by completing Form PD47 Exceptions to Pay and forwarding the completed form to

There are quite complex legal requirements and restrictions around the engagement of all workers, and therefore it is important that guidance and processes in place are considered and followed BEFORE anyone is engaged to undertake work for the university.   The ‘Business Rules’ should therefore be considered alongside guidance relating to 'Employment Status, the Standard Rates of Pay, theA-Z of Contractual Termsand other university guidelines relating to the recruitment of workers.