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Resourcing & Recruitment Policy in Practice in the Glasgow School for Business & Society 2015-2019

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Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

I am seeking information about the recruitment process of Lecturers in the Glasgow School for Business and Society, in the academic years from 2015 to present. I request the following documents/information. I am happy for you to redact or simply substitute any personal information for, e.g. [Name not required], as necessary, if this could lead to the identification of a 3rd party whose anonymity you must preserve due to data protection law.

There are a number of questions in this request, but they are mostly similar questions around the recruitment of a small number of posts, so I hope this is not too onerous a task for you to answer this request. Here is the request for information:

1. The complete wording of a Resourcing Request for a Fixed Term Post for 9 months, for the post of Lecturer in Criminology & Policing (to lead on the 1st year Criminology & Criminal Justice module) for a fixed-term of 9 months, from circa Sept 2015 to May 2016, including the Business Case for this and where it came from (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
1a. The complete wording, title, origin and date of the document which granted this resourcing request (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
1b. Please state when/where this post was advertised and provide details of the recruitment procedure, e.g. competitive interview process with presentation and panel interview.
1c. The date on which the successful applicant applied for the post.
1d. Had the successful applicant previously worked in the department (e.g. as a casual hours worker) prior?
1e. Did the successful applicant apply/interview for the post in the usual way?
1f. Did any of the interviewed applicants declare a disability?
1g. How many applicants were there?
1h. How many applicants already worked for GCU?
1i. how many interviewees for the post were already employed by GCU?
1j. Were pre-employment checks - of the successful applicant's qualifications; right to work in the UK etc carried out by HR? If not, why not?
1k. What was the highest qualifcation of the successful applicant?

2. The complete wording of a Resourcing Request for the extension of the Fixed Term Post (at point 1, above) to be extended for a further 12 months. This again relates to the post of Lecturer in Criminology & Policing (to lead on the 1st year Criminology & Criminal Justice module) for a fixed-term of 12 months, from circa May 2016, including the Business Case for this and where it came from.
2a. The wording, title, origin and date of the document which granted this resourcing request (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
2b. Please state when/where this post was advertised and provide details of the recruitment procedure, e.g. competitive interview process with presentation and panel interview.
2c. The date on which the successful applicant applied for the post.
2d. If the successful applicant did not apply for the post, why was their contract extended?
2e. Was this a redeployment situation?
2f. Was anyone other than the successful candidate considered for the post? Who?

3. The complete wording of a Resourcing Request (or other such document) for the extension of the Fixed Term Post (at point 2, above) to be extended to an open-ended post. This again relates to the post of Lecturer in Criminology & Policing (to lead on the 1st year Criminology & Criminal Justice module) to a permanent lectureship, from circa May 2017, including the Business Case for this and where it came from.
3a. The wording, title, origin and date of the document which granted this resourcing request, such as a 'Shaping 20/20' committee. If such a committee, please state the powers and composition of the committee; how/when/for what purpose it was set up and how it was governed.
3b. The date on which the post became an open-ended position.
3c. Please state when/where this post was advertised and provide details of the recruitment procedure, e.g. competitive interview process with presentation and panel interview. Please also provide a copy of the advert and person specification.
3d. The date on which the successful applicant applied for the post.
3e. Had the successful applicant previously worked in the department (e.g. as a casual hours worker) prior?
3f. If the successful applicant did not apply for the post, why was their contract extended?
3g. Was anyone other than the successful candidate considered for the post? Why?

4. How many open-ended lectureships did the 'Shaping 20/20' Board/Committee grant between Sep 2015-present? Of these posts, how many were advertised either (a) internally; (b) externally; and why? For example, the 12-month fixed term lectureship in politics that became an open-ended lectureship; and the fixed term lectureship in media and journalism that became an open-ended post, alongside the open-ended lectureship in criminology & policing (all in 2017).
4a. Regarding the Fixed Term politics lectureship that became open ended in 2017: was that post originally to cover a maternity/paternity leave?
4b. Also regarding the politics lectureship that became open ended in 2017: did the post-holder of the Fixed Term post have their post extended to an open-ended lectureship (i.e. was it the same person in both the Fixed Term, then open-ended post)?
4c. Did the Fixed Term post-holder of the lectureship in Media/Journalism have their post extended to an open-ended lectureship (same person for both)?
4d. What was the policy/procedure/rationale for creating these new posts (and for automatically granting them to the Fixed Term employees who were carrying out the posts)?

5. The complete wording of a Resourcing Request (dated June 2016) for a Maternity Cover Post for 9 months, for the post of Lecturer in Criminology (to lead on the victimology module) for a fixed-term of 9 months, from 1 Sept 2016 to 31 May 2017, including the Business Case for this and where it came from (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
5a. The wording, title, origin and date of the document which granted this resourcing request (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
5b. The date on which the successful applicant applied for the post.
5c. Please state when/where this post was advertised and provide details of the recruitment procedure, e.g. competitive interview process with presentation and panel interview (if none, please state why). Please also provide a copy of the advert and person specification.
5d. How many applicants were there who met the essential criteria of the post?
5e. Had the successful applicant previously worked in the department (e.g. as a casual hours worker) prior?
5f. When the fixed term post ended, was the post-holder redeployed? Why?
5g. Was the post-holder considered by the Shaping 20/20 Board for an open-ended lectureship? Why?
5h. Was anyone other than the successful candidate considered for the Fixed Term maternity cover post?

6. The complete wording of a Resourcing Request (Dated 17 July 2017) for a Maternity Cover Post for 9 months, starting 1 September 2017, for the post of Lecturer in Sociology (to lead a module in gender studies), including the Business Case for this, or simply provide a copy of this request.
6a. The wording, title, origin and date of the approval document which granted this resourcing request (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
6b. The date on which the successful applicant applied for the post.
6c. Please state when/where this post was advertised and provide details of the recruitment procedure, e.g. competitive interview process with presentation and panel interview. Please also provide a copy of the advert and person specification.
6d. Had the successful applicant previously worked, or was otherwise known in the department (e.g. as a casual hours worker or PhD student) prior?
6e. When the fixed term post ended, was the post-holder redeployed? Why?
6f. How many applicants met the essential criteria?
6g. how many applicants already worked at GCU?
6h. A copy of the Appointment Committee Decision Sheet (dated 16 August 2017).

7. The complete wording of a Resourcing Request (Dated circa February 2018?) for a Maternity Cover Post for 9 months, for the post of Lecturer in Criminology (to lead on the victimology module) for a fixed-term of 12 months, from circa June 2018, including the Business Case for this and where it came from.
7a. The wording, title, origin and date of the document which granted this resourcing request (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
7b. Please state when/where this post was advertised and provide details of the recruitment procedure, e.g. competitive interview process with presentation and panel interview. If there was no open recruitment to this post, please state why. Please also provide a copy of the advert and person specification.
7c. Please state the date on which the successful applicant applied for the post.
7d. Had the successful applicant previously worked in the department (e.g. as a casual hours worker or PhD student) prior?
7e. If the successful applicant did not formally apply for the post, why was their contract extended?
7f. Was this a redeployment?
7g. Was there anyone else working in the department at that time (perhaps also on a Fixed Term post), in the period of February to June 2018, who could have led the Victimology Module?

8. Please provide the complete wording of a Resourcing Request for an open-ended post of Lecturer in Law (media law, to lead on the ‘Scots Law for Journalists’ module) from circa October 2018, including the Business Case for this and where it came from, or simply provide a copy of the document.
8a. Please provide the wording, title, origin and date of the document which granted this resourcing request (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
8b. Please state when/where this post was advertised and provide details of the recruitment procedure, e.g. competitive interview process with presentation and panel interview. Please also provide a copy of the advert and person specification.
8c. The date on which the successful applicant applied for the post.
8d. Had the successful applicant previously worked in the department (e.g. as a casual hours worker) prior?
8e. What was the highest qualification held by the successful applicant at the time of interview?
8f. Did the successful applicant have a qualification in media/journalism? Was this a post-graduate qualification?
8g. Did the successful applicant have any media or journalism experience?
8h. To date, does the successful applicant hold a PhD?
8i. Were any adjustments made to the interview process for any candidate? Please explain.

9. Please provide the complete wording of a Resourcing Request for an open-ended post of Lecturer in Criminology 0.6FTE (to job share with a current post holder who is going p/t) from 2019, including the Business Case for this and where it came from, or simply provide a copy of the document.
9a. Please provide the wording, title, origin and date of the document which granted this resourcing request (or simply provide a copy of the original document, where possible).
9b. Please state when/where this post was advertised and provide details of the recruitment procedure, e.g. competitive interview process with presentation and panel interview. Please also provide a copy of the advert and person specification.
9c. The date on which the successful applicant applied for the post.
9d. Had the successful applicant previously worked in the department (e.g. as a casual hours worker) prior?
9e. What was the highest qualification held by the successful applicant at the time of interview?
9f. To date, does the successful applicant hold a PhD? Is this a PhD in criminology?
9g. Does the successful applicant hold a degree in law, criminology, or sociology?
9h. Were any adjustments made to the interview process for any candidate? Please explain.

10. Please provide the complete wording of a Resourcing Request, for a Fixed Term Contract for 5 months, to build capacity for criminology/law teaching in September 2018, which was made by the Assistant Head of Department for Social Sciences (AHoD) to the SMG of the Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk. Please include all wording, including the section, ‘Risk of Not Granting Request’ and the Business Case for this etc. Alternatively, simply provide a copy of the document.
10a. Please provide the response from the SMG, or an explanation as to why this request was not considered by the SMG as per GCU’s recruitment policy.

Yours faithfully,

Wendy Hesketh

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Ms Hesketh

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information. The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible. It will be responded to under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Yours sincerely
Saki Nakamura

Saki Nakamura | Administrative Assistant
Department of Governance
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA.
Email [email address]
Phone: 0141 331 3685

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Dear Saki,

Thank you for the update. I appreciate it.

Best wishes.

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Hesketh

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Wendy

I refer to your request for information. The University's response is attached. We were aware of some errors in the attachments to our previous response so please use this version. Due to the size of the files, this email contains only the attachments relating to questions 1-5. The attachments relating to questions 6-10 will be sent in an additional email.

Please note that with regard to one question, we seek clarification but, in the meantime, have provided responses to the rest of your questions. In order that we can answer question 4a, could you please provide us with further details in order that we can identify the specific post that you are asking about.

Please also find attached a review notice setting out the steps you may take if you are not satisfied with the response provided to your request.

If there are any questions in relation to this request, please contact the University at [Glasgow Caledonian University request email]

Yours sincerely
Jean Ash

Jean Ash
Information Compliance, Governance and Records Manager | Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 331 3341| F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address] Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Wendy

Please find the attachments related to the response to questions 6 to 10 of your request

Yours sincerely

Jean Ash

Jean Ash
Information Compliance, Governance and Records Manager | Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 331 3341| F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address]
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,
Scotland, United Kingdom

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