Staff in Planning, Legal & Governance (PLG) and Estates & Facilities (EF) learned from their respective Directors over the past couple of days that their areas are to be dismantled, with line management responsibilities for the various parts redirected to the CFO and Director of HR & OD.
Directors of PLG and EF were equally as shocked to have heard the news just hours before communicating it to staff. Both Directors are casualties of this reorganisations and suffering like many colleagues the ignominy of “role removed”.
In addition, we learn that the DVC Operations will not be replaced.
Perhaps of most concern is the fact that these significant changes, and particularly the implications for the University Secretary role, have not been scrutinised by full Council, the VC preferring instead to opt for a cosy chat with the Chair of Council.
One can but speculate on what event is triggering this ill thought out clamour for further salary savings.