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Higher Education Funding Council of England Legacy Terms and Conditions

Transferred HEFCE employees will remain on the legacy terms and conditions set out below on this page, until such a time that that an employee meets the circumstances when the new terms will apply.

For further information on when these circumstances will apply, please refer to Circumstances under which UKRI Terms and Conditions & Pay System will be applied.

Changes to these terms, policies or procedures will be set out in Statement of Transfer under Measures. If there is any doubt on how the policy operates or which terms apply to you, please refer to your local UKRI HR team for further advice.

  • Terms and Conditions of Service Includes (PDF, 1011KB);
    • Pay System
    • Hours of Work
    • Annual leave policy and procedure
    • Overtime
    • Maternity/paternity/adoption pay and leave/parental leave
    • Mobility
    • Periods of Notice
    • Season Ticket Loans
    • Rental Deposit Loan
    • Probationary Period for New Employees
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Disciplinary and capability policy and procedures
    • Sickness procedures and payment
    • Pension Schemes
    • Deductions from  pay
    • Compliance with Ethical Guides
    • Acting in the Public Interest
    • Recognition of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
  • Human Resource Policies and Procedures (PDF, 1.6MB);
    • HEFCE’s total reward framework
    • Recruitment and Selection Policy
    • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay policy
    • Shared Parental leave and pay policy
    • Parental leave
    • Work Life Balance Policy
    • Probationary Period for New Employees
    • Job Evaluation
    • Performance Review
    • Learning and Development Policy
    • Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy
    • Dignity at Work Policy
    • Grievance / Bullying and Harassment Complaint Procedure
    • Capability and Disciplinary Policy and Procedure
    • Health and Safety at work policy
    • Well-being at work
    • Stress Management Policy
    • Working in Excess of Contracted Hours
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Discretionary Compassionate and Domestic Responsibility Leave
    • Discretionary Unpaid Leave
    • Scheme for Reimbursement of Exceptional Childcare Expenses
    • Redundancy Policy
    • Arrangement of the Working Day/Flexible work location
    • Sickness Policy and Procedure
  • Ethical Guides (PDF, 637KB);
    • Acceptance of Gifts, Hospitality and Awards
    • Prevention of Bribery, Fraud and Other Improper Conduct
    • Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy and Procedure
    • Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Response and Investigation Procedure
    • Ethical Standards in Procurement
    • Information Governance
    • Complaints Procedure
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Employee Indemnity HEFCE
    • Employer Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 1998