SOAS University of London

Human Resources

Fractionals

This section of the Human Resources Directorate website contains information for managers and administrators relating to fractional staff.

Fractional Teaching and Scholarship Staff Policy 
  • A statement of principles relating to all aspects of the employment of fractional staff in Faculties. 
  • Includes fractional calculations (multipliers and plain-time), contracts of employment, variations of contracts, objective justification, grading issues.
  • This  Policy has undergone successful undergoing consultation with UCU in 2013; however two sections remained under discussion with UCU:
    • Additional office hours payments (sections 7 and 8) - following a request from UCU to extend additional office hours payments to G7 staff with large lecture groups
    • Fixed-term policy and objective justifications (section 17) - UCU have requested a review of the objective justifications used at SOAS and this review is currently being undertaken at Joint Negotiation and Consultation Committee (JNCC - SOAS, UCU and UNISON) meetings.
  • The Policy has subsequently been updated to reflect improved terms and conditions for faculty fractional staff; this version of the Policy will be undergoing further consultation with UCU at JNCC.
  Procedures and Flowcharts
  • Includes an overview of procedures for the appointment of fractional teachers and information on variations of contracts and leavers.  
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Guidelines explaining various aspects of fractional employment
  • Includes recruitment, termination, calculations including examples, procedural advice, contract variations, Graduate Teaching Assistants, advice on using the various fractional forms, performance management.
Forms
  • Forms  specifically relating to fractional employment 
Job descriptions
  • Generic job descriptions for fractional teachers
Heads of Department Presentation 8 May 2013
  • A copy of an update given by Peter Mitchell, HR Director to Heads of Department on the 8 May 2013 HoDs Forum 
Service Level Agreement for Fractional Teachers
  • Service level agreement setting out responsibilities and performance standards for fractional teachers for HR, Payroll and faculties/IFCELS.

 

HR Directorate
August 2014