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Voluntary Severance Scheme closes

15 Apr 2020

The Voluntary Severance Scheme open to colleagues identified as being ‘in scope and at risk’ as part of the Student Experience Programme’s Cohort 1 Proposals has now closed.

As the proposed restructuring activity is now paused, the University is no longer seeking to achieve any specific number of post reductions at this time. However, in recognition that a Voluntary Severance Scheme had been opened as part of the process to date and a number of colleagues had already applied, the scheme remained open for applications (to those who were eligible) until 14 April 2020.

What happens now? 

Applications will now be assessed on an individual basis and in some cases voluntary severance may still be mutually agreed. Applications will be considered on the basis of University needs, the skills and experience of the individual and/or whether the loss of an individual would impact on the ability to deliver core activity.

It is expected that decisions on voluntary severance will be confirmed by early May.

If you have any questions, please refer to the SEP pause FAQs or contact