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Rules Governing Outside Professional Activities

for Heads of Departments

This guidance draws attention to the key features of the document ‘Rules Governing Outside Professional Activities’ (HR/791). The document was significantly revised in September 2009 to reflect the creation of LUCS.

University contracts permit staff on grades 6 and above to engage in outside professional activity at the University’s discretion. The following conditions apply:


If the above conditions are met, there will be no loss of salary.

Prior to undertaking new work members of staff must:

Download the (HR/791/A) form.


Head of Departments:

The procedure for Consultancy work carried out via LUCS can be obtained from the RES web psite http://www.lancs.ac.uk/researchenterprise/i/lucs_welcome.html. Conflicts of interest, pecuniary and other, can arise in many situations. Members of staff must declare their interest in outside organisations.

This is a complex area. Heads of Departments should seek advice if in any doubt from the Research and Enterprises Service Division or the University Secretary.

(David Owen)
Review Date July 2014

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