This policy has been developed to outline the arrangements for filling a position through an expression of interest process at the University.
2. Policy Statement
The University recognises the mutual benefit that can be gained from utilising an expression of interest process to source internal expertise and provide developmental opportunities to staff in the University, by providing a clear and transparent framework to recruit and select staff for these opportunities fairly and equitably.
3. Policy Purpose
This policy outlines the arrangements for implementing an expression of interest process at the University following the principles outlined in the University’s Recruitment and Selection Policy.
4. Application of Policy
4.1 This policy applies to all appointments of Academic Staff up to and including Level D and Professional Staff up to and including HEW Level 9.
4.2 Where an organisational unit wishes to call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in a particular position or positions, the unit may advertise either internally to staff in the local unit, or in the all-staff email Bulletin for University-wide distribution to staff. Positions advertised under an EOI process will be open to internal applicants only and the positions may be filled on a fixed-term basis at a given grade or on a Higher Duties Allowance basis as appropriate. In the case of EOIs called for at the local level, the position(s) may also be restricted to a specific group of potential applicants, typically to a functional unit, or to a group or groups of staff at a particular level or levels, in a functional unit.
4.3 An EOI process must be approved by the relevant Senior Staff member.
4.4 Appropriate circumstances typically include requests:
4.4.1 To provide developmental, acting or project-based opportunities to internal staff members for temporary or fixed-term positions normally up to twelve months in duration, or up to three years for academic assignments, or
4.4.2 Arising as part of a change management process, such as in conjunction with a placement process for continuing or fixed-term positions for a unit undergoing restructuring.
4.5 EOI processes will normally follow the principles set out in the University’s Recruitment and Selection Policy.
All decisions in relation to the application of this policy must be in accordance with the relevant University Delegations.
6. Policy Review
The University may make changes to this policy from time to time to improve the effectiveness of its operation. In this regard, any staff member who wishes to make any comments about this Policy may forward their suggestions to the Human Resources Advisory Service.
7. Further Assistance
Any staff member who requires assistance in understanding this policy should first consult their nominated supervisor who is responsible for these arrangements in their work area. Should further advice be required staff should contact the Human Resources Advisory Service, HR@acu.edu.au or extension 4222.