Valuing Contribution

Let’s celebrate the contribution made by individuals and team in supporting the University’s aims. 

Action plan

1. Making equality, diversity and inclusivity and respect central to all aspects of our environment:

a) Continue to reduce our Gender Pay Gap and keep colleagues informed of actions.

b) Work toward Advance HE Race Equality Charter, improve disability signposting and support, and make a statement of commitment to non-binary colleagues.

2. Success stories:

Celebrate a more diverse range of colleague success stories, including showcasing achievements of PS staff.

3. Review the Above & Beyond Scheme:

  • Refresh policy around awarding Above and Beyond rewards – aim for greater decision making consistency.
  • Include A&B as part of Leadership Development programmes.
  • Revamp of the online presence.
  • Greater transparency and celebration of those receiving Above and Beyond awards.

4. Review of promotions and progression policy for:

  • Education & Scholarship (E&S) colleague via the Exeter Academic.
  • Professional Services staff (no progression policy currently in place)
  • Sharing research credit – Greater recognition of PS (including Technical) colleagues who enable great research.

 Colleagues who will be steering this action include:

  • Dr Adam McCann, Lecturer in Law (Chair)

  • Andrew Johnson, Assistant Director of People Service (Policy and Reward) 

  • Ali Rose, Policy & Reward Adviser 

  • Tom Caro, Equality and Diversity Adviser 

  • Dr Ciro Civille. Lecturer in Psychology 

  • Ruth Grimmer, Head of Professional Services (Cornwall) 

  • Geoff Williams, HR Business Partner 

  • Jo Hamilton, UNISON Representative 

  • Prof. Alex Gerbasi, Head of Management  

  • Pete Vukusic, Professor of BioPhotonics & Associate Dean for Education of the CEMPS 

  • Christian Carter, Head of Organisational Development  

  • Shades Chaudhary, Communications and Engagement Officer 

  • Holly Ricketts, Business Manager to Director of People Services 

  • Katharine Harris, Senior HR Business Partner 

  • Abigail Dixon, Communications Manager 

Christian Carter, Head of Organisational Development, is the lead contact for Positive Working Environment.