University of dundee voluntary severance scheme

University of dundee voluntary severance scheme

Voluntary Severance


Applications are now invited from those members of staff interested in Voluntary Severance.

Applications can be submitted up to, and including 28 February 2011.

Thank you for your request for information from the University of Dundee. Colleagues in Human Resources have confirmed that 66 academic staff have left the University under a voluntary severance scheme since 2007 (the
first year such a scheme was available from the University of Dundee).  The University has not requested that any member of staff withdraw a  Subject Access Request and the University’s standard compromise agreement provides for the disclosure of information required by law. Please treat this email as notice as per S.17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 that the information you seek in this regard is not held.

University of dundee voluntary severance scheme

Disclosure Scotland (PVG Scheme)

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) is the membership scheme which was introduced to replace and improve upon the disclosure arrangements for staff who work with vulnerable groups.

Vulnerable groups are defined as:

Children – an individual aged under 18 years of age;

Protected adults – an individual aged 16 or over in receipt of one or more of: registered care services, health services, community care services, welfare services.

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme), which delivers on the provision outlined in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) (Scotland) 2007 Act is intended to:

  • help to ensure that those who have regular contact with children and protected adults, through paid and unpaid work, do not have a known history of harmful behaviour;
  • be quick and easy to use, reducing the need for PVG Scheme members to complete a detailed application form every time a disclosure check is required;
  • strike a balance between proportionate protection and robust regulation and make it easier for employers to determine who should be checked to protect their client group;
  • scheme membership is portable for the individual and membership is essentially for life. Records remain ‘live’ and any new or related information can be flagged up to employers for consideration at any time. This is a significant enhancement on the current scheme which is static.

The PVG Scheme and the PVG Scheme Policy provide information and guidance for managers and staff regarding the arrangements for undertaking disclosure checks at the University of Dundee.