Promotions and salary awards

Our continuing success is underpinned by the personal growth and career achievements of our staff.

Kent has a number of ways to recognise the outstanding performance and contribution of our staff - through promotion, additional increments, one-off payments or team awards.

Academic Promotions

Every year, we recognise the success of individual academic staff with a number of promotions to professor, reader, senior lecturer or senior research fellow.

Find out more about Academic Promotions


Salary Awards

Additional and discretionary salary increments are open to all staff for: 

  • recognition of outstanding contribution
  • recruitment and retention. 

Kent will give financial recognition to a member of staff who assumes significant responsibilities in addition to his/her normal responsibilities and typically for a finite period. 

A one-off payment can be given to a member of staff for one-off superior delivery of a specific assignment.

Additional salary awards for Academic and Research staff


Salary awards for staff grades 1 to 9

These apply to non-academic or research staff only.

Find out more about the process and timeline


Increments and one-off payments

Professors and senior managers

application process

timetable


Grade review for grades 1 to 10

job evaluation process

Staff award schemes

Kent has a number of ways to recognise the outstanding performance and contribution of its staff whether it is through promotion, additional increments, one-off payments or team awards.

Visit the 'Staff awards' section

Appraisal (RPD)

We also have the Appraisal (RPD) framework, where individuals can have regular conversations with their managers and colleagues about their contribution to shared goals and their individual career development.

Visit the 'Appraisals' section