Induction and probation
The Learning Institute has developed a number of useful tools to help managers in the systematic induction of new employees and agency workers. The arrangements are described on the Learning Institute web-site.
Using the pro forma for agency workers will help you to meet the legal requirements laid out in the Agency Workers Regulations.
The normal probation period is set out in your terms and conditions and is dependant on the role that you are carrying out. For those on professional, research, technical and support staff grades, the probation period is normally one year. For Chairs and Readers, the probation period is determined by the Principal on the advice of the relevant Vice-Principal at the time of appointment. Lecturers and senior lecturers who are new entrants into higher education will normally be on probation for three years.
Queen Mary’s probation procedure is set out in the
There are also a number of forms designed to help staff and managers through the process. These include extensive guidance on the process to be followed, how to set probation objectives, the roles of participants, when an extension is appropriate, and so on.
Probation forms/documents for academic staff
Forms for professional, research, technical and support staff grades
Our FAQs deal with possible issues that may arise during the Probation period.