An asterisk (*) denotes a contribution point and progress through these is awarded on merit. A plus sign (+) denotes a contribution point effective from 1 January 2014.
University Lecturers (ULs) and University Senior Lecturers (USLs) will be appointed to grades 9 and 10 respectively.
ULs may progress through service points 1–9 of grade 9.
USLs may progress through service points 1–3 of grade 10 and contribution points 4–5 of grade 10.
Readers will only be appointed to point 2 in grade 11 (point 63).
Research Associates and Senior Research Associates will be appointed to grades 7 and 9 respectively.
The contribution points in grades 9 and 11 do not apply to ULs and Readers. They apply to academic-related staff.
The professorial minimum will be point 68 in grade 12.
For academic staff other than Professors contribution will be recognised through the promotions procedure as now and not by use of contribution points. USLs will also have access to the SAP procedure under which they may also be awarded contribution points 4–5 in Grade 10.
Academic-related professorial-equivalent staff will be appointed on the contribution bands on grade 12 according to the HERA points boundaries for each level.
Specific arrangements will apply to progression in service-related points on some grades in compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding.
Incremental progression through the service related points occurs on the incremental date which will normally be on the anniversary of appointment or 1 April, 1 July or 1 October respectively for staff engaged on terms and conditions for Manual, Clerical/Secretarial and Technical Division appointments.
Point 50 was aligned to the national Single Pay Spine for Higher Education Academic and Support Staff, as negotiated by the Universities and Colleges Employers Association on behalf of UK higher education employers, with effect from 1 January 2014.