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The Department has over 100 assistant staff in a variety of roles all of whom play an important and valuable role in supporting the Department’s world-leading research.

This handbook has been produced to bring together information relevant to all assistant staff. We hope the information found here deals with any assistant staff related issue. If you require further information or clarification, please ask your line manager or a member of the personnel administration office.

This information is, to the best of our knowledge, up to date. You are also advised to check the University HR webpages for the most up-to-date information.


Welcome from the Head of Department - Dr James Keeler

I would like to welcome you to the Department of Chemistry. I hope your career with us will be both enjoyable and rewarding.

It is our policy to communicate regularly with staff, students and visitors on matters of importance, such as changes to employment legislation, rules and regulations, or information relating to University or Departmental policy and procedure, and to promote the many training opportunities that are available throughout the year.

This guide provides essential information about the Department; some general information about the terms and conditions of your employment; and more specific information about policies and procedures. There are also a range of online resources on the Departmental webpages.