Refocusing our Resources - For Staff/ Researchers

If you have spare capacity to help other areas of the University that are struggling, please discuss any availability you may have with your line manager and then complete the online TR4 form.

Types of skills could include:
  • IT super users for Teams
  • Project management skills
  • Communications skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Financial management
  • HR skills


We will use the information you have provided in the online TR4 form about your skills, your current job role and your availability to match to the priority activities we need to support.

The Temporary Resourcing team, they can be contacted by email:

Yes. Please discuss your availability with your line manager check they don’t have additional work you are not aware of before completing the form.

We do not expect staff to work more than their normal contracted hours but during this challenging period we are asking staff to be more flexible. This could mean that the times you work are different to your normal working arrangements.

No you will be paid at your normal rate for your normal contracted hours. Any additional hours over and above your contracted hours will be paid at the rate for the role you will be carrying out. Total hours for all roles should not exceed 36.5 hours per week.

We expect to be able to match available work against the skills and grade of staff who are available. Exceptionally, if you are asked to work at a higher grade, you will be paid the difference.

You will be expected to return to the duties of your original role.

Notes for Researchers looking to Refocus

Check with your current line manager that you are in a position to offer time to other areas 

  • Please complete the TR6 – Opportunity to support other Research Projects 
  • All vacancies will be available to view via the Refocusing our Resources web pages 
  • If you see a vacancy you would like to apply for please complete the TR6 form above 
  • Once you have completed a TR6 form any relevant vacancies will also be emailed to you  
  • Your details will be passed to Recruiting PIs for suitable vacancies who will contact you if you have been shortlisted, or they would like further information 
  • The recruiting PI will let you know if you have been successful with a role and inform the Temporary Resourcing Team 
  • The TR team will email the details of the role to you 
  • Please inform the Temporary Resourcing Team when the work package has been completed