Q2 19-20

Report Date
January 2020

34 staff took up the offer of financial support for professional registration

I think 5 are now professionally registered

This qualified the Uni as an Employer Champion award (via the Science Council)

The Technician Support Committee (replacing TSSG) hopes that one of their members might successfully apply to be the professional services rep on University CourtThe Staff Champions Network may provide opportunities for the Technician Voice to be heard

Val and I were asked to present about our work on the TSSG to new managers attending the launch of the Edinburgh Manager scheme.

Casualisation (back-to-back short term contracts) is being tackled by the UCU

Peter Mathieson referenced the Technician Commitment when answering a question about the people-focussed nature of Strategy 2030 (at the KB Townhall meeting).

SRS are invited to deliver 1h of training on lab sustainability for technicians at a series of events call Career Insight, from HR and IAD.

 

So...some good wins

But also lots of systemic issues remain: 

 

Technicians are critiquing the Strategy 2030 plan to be people-focussed. They feel left behind. They describe issues of a 'frozen middle' like SRS faces, where top mgmt are supportive of changing to a more supportive arrangement, but their direct line manager isn't making any changes.

 

Project Status
RAG Status
Time
GREEN
Cost
GREEN
Scope
GREEN
Overall
GREEN
RAG Commentary
lots of good stuff happening, largely which doesn't require input from SRS.
Change Status
Has formal escalation taken place?
No
Activity
Approved budget
0.0 days
Activity this month
0.0 days
Activity this year
0.0 days
Activity to date
0.0 days
Estimate to complete current year
0.0 days
Estimate to complete future years
0.0 days

Project Info

Project
SLB4 Technical Staff CPD
Code
SLB4
Programme
SRS - Sustainable Laboratories (SLB)
Project Manager
Andrew Arnott
Project Sponsor
Michelle Brown
Current Stage
Deliver
Status
In Progress
Start Date
01-Aug-2017
Planning Date
n/a
Delivery Date
n/a
Close Date
31-Jul-2022
Overall Priority
Normal

Documentation

Not available.