Reference Number: RI1800.
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please find the answers to your questions below:
1. Copy of the People Strategic Plan
This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Section
22(1)(a). This exemption states:
22 Information intended for future publication.
(1) Information is exempt information if—
(a) the information is held by the public authority with a view to its publication, by
the authority or any other person, at some future date (whether determined or not).
The People Strategic Plan is due to be published in Spring 2021.
2. Copies of job descriptions for: Deputy Director People Services (Specialist), Deputy Director
People Services (Strategy, Partnerships & Organisational Development), Head of People
Please find job descriptions attached.
3. Copy of the intended organisational chart including al positions being recruited for in February
Please find the organisational chart attached.
4. The total salary costs for the HR department for academic years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20
The total salary costs for HR by year are as fol ows:
5. The total amount spent on severance packages for individuals in HR in 2017/18, 2018/19,
2019/20 and current year 2020/Feb 2021
The University is invoking Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 because to provide
this information would risk disclosure of personal data. Owing to a very low number of staff who
received severance packages, the amount of the severance package is at risk of disclosure, together
with the identification of the staff member(s).
6. The proposed salary cost for the new People Services structure including current staff and
prospective recruits (at lowest band point is fine)
This information is exempt from disclosure under Freedom of Information Act Section 36(2)(b)(i ).
This exemption states: 36.—(2) Information to which this section applies is exempt information if in the reasonable opinion
of a qualified person disclosure of the information under this Act— (b) would, or would be likely to,
inhibit— (i ) the free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation.
Please note that this exemption is about the processes that may be inhibited as wel as potential y
compromising confidential information about the University’s business operations. The proposed
People Services structure and salaries have not yet been finalised and communicated to staff
members and, by disclosing this information, we would compromise the University’s confidential
deliberations and plans.
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