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Human Resources & Organisational Development

Pay, Progression & Grading

We provide a range of financial benefits when you work for us. We reward you with an excellent core salary and if your job size changes significantly, the opportunity to apply for a permanent increase in your core pay. We also make provision for exceptional performance rewards.


In this section, you will find details of Durham University's payscales, how and when salaries are paid (by our Payroll team in Finance) and our policy on Equal Pay.

Academic Progression & Senior Staff Reward

We have clear criteria and structures for academic progression - click below to access further information and the timetable fo submissions.

Progression & Grading

Subject to budget and University need, progression is possible and includes a thorough analysis of submitted role information.