Employment Information


  • Pay Dates
    Pay GroupPay DatesPayroll Cut-off
    Group 1 (Grades 7 & Above) 28th of each month 15th of each month
    Group 2 (Grades 5 & 6) 15th of each month 4th of each month
    Group 3 (Grades 1 – 4) 15th of each month 4th of each month
    Group 4 (Variable Hours / Engagement Staff) 28th of each month 15th of each month
  • Probation

    All staff will undergo a period of probation when they start working at Lancaster.

    See the Probation information pages for more detail and probation forms.

  • Pay, Promotion and Recognition

    The Pay, Promotion and Recognition page includes information on Academic Promotions, Appointment Processes, Awards and more.

  • HR Policies and Procedures

    See the HR Policies and Procedures webpages to see guidance and documentation on Lancaster practices.

  • Support for Disabled Staff

    Lancaster University is committed to supporting disabled staff, through our work on Disability Confident at Lancaster University on the EDI webpages.

    Your manager will be notified of any reasonable adjustments required to accommodate any health or disability requirements, through your occupational health statement. Further support is also available through the Government’s Access to Work scheme. If you think you are eligible for support through Access to Work, please discuss with your manager as part of the induction process.

  • Term Dates and Holidays

    Up to date Term Date Information can be found on the University website.

    Information on statutory, university & discretionary holidays can be found on the HR Website.

  • Pensions

    USS – Universities Superannuation Scheme

    For general information about USS, read the A new member's guide to USS.

    For information on how to join the scheme, visit the USS Website - Joining the Scheme.

    If you want to transfer pensions from previous schemes – complete the Transfer In form, and then USS will issue you a quote detailing the value of the pension transfer.

    Opting out:

    To opt-out, you must fill in an opt-out form, available on the USS Website - Leaving the Scheme

    Retiring Abroad:

    For further information about retiring abroad, see the USS Website - Retiring


    LGPS – Local Government Pension Scheme

    For general information about LGPS, read the Employee Brief Guide.

    To join the scheme, complete the Member Enrollment Form. This is to be completed by all new members.

    For more information on joining the scheme, see the LGPS Website - Join the Scheme.

    Opting out:

    To opt-out, you must fill in an opt-out form, available on the LGPS Website - Opt-out of the Scheme.

    New Starter guides:

    For further guidance on LGPS, find employee guides on the LGPS Website - Guides, Leaflets and Forms

  • Work, Pensions and Tax

    Department of Work and Pensions:

    The (Department of Work and Pensions) DWP delivers its customer services through three operational organisations. These are; the Pension Service, Disabilities and Careers Service, and Jobcentre Plus. For more detailed information and contact details please visit the DWP Website

    HM Revenue & Customs:

    The HMRC is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority.

    Phone Number: +44 845 302 1487

    University Tax Reference No: 065/L11408

    HMRC Website