Summary of Business Case: Further Education
- From 1 August 2019 Further Education academic staff contracts will be amended to increase annual delivery hours from 550 to 700 pro rata.
- Further Education academic staff contracts will be updated to reflect delivery hours, main duties, special duties and selection matrix.
- Sessional staffing will be standardised across campuses.
- All academic FE staff have a change of contact hours and clarification of Job description.
- At Canterbury there will be an overall reduction of 0.2 FTE
- At Epsom there will be an overall reduction of 0.9 FTE
- At Farnham there will be an overall reduction of 1.3 FTE
- At Rochester there is no change in FTE
- School establishment / sessionals ratio will be standardised at approximately 70/30. (Rochester’s Establishment/Sessional staff ratio is higher as it delivers additional specialist Extended Diplomas and has the highest proportion of students under 18; a third of enrolments.
3. Key Benefits
- Long term sustainability for the School of Further Education.
- Security for staff working within the school.
- Sustainability of delivery of Further Education programmes of study.
- Staff contracts match the delivery model.
- School of Further Education provides a surplus to the University.
- Excellent terms and conditions for academic staff.
- Clarification of Job Descriptions so staff clearly understand their roles and responsibility.
- Clarification of year structure so staff are able to clearly identify admin, holiday, and scholarly activity allocation.
- Clear, transparent year structure ensuring equity and consistency between campuses.
- Agreed remission for Course Leaders.
- Year planner that identifies School Away Days for briefings, CPD and sharing of best practice.
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