NOV 00] COVENTRY UNIVERSITY NEWS
Jobs To Go At Cash-Strapped University
in Coventry University’s School of Engineering are to be axed
following the revelation that the department is facing a £1
million shortfall in European grants.
this week are being presented with several options for their
future after the decision was taken to cut the number of
employees from 69 to 22.
thorough review of the school was ordered when it was realised
that inadequate management and administration meant European
grants could not be claimed.
number of positions in the section that deals with supporting
businesses in the area is to be pared down to 22 - the minimum
believed to be necessary to fulfil existing contracts.
are being asked if they would like to volunteer for redundancy,
if they are interested in one of the 22 positions that are to be
filled, or if they would like to apply for other vacancies in
Macrae, director of corporate affairs, said:
university sincerely regrets that this course of action has
been necessary but financially it cannot sustain the posts
when there is a shortfall in grant income. It no way reflects
on the quality of the staff or their work.”
excess of 20 vacancies across the university have been
identified as being suitable for redeployment and
business-support staff will be able to apply for them if they
university will give consideration to training in appropriate
circumstances. Assistance in seeking alternative employment
beyond the university will be provided if requested.”
SEE: [09 OCT 00] THREE
DISCIPLINED AS £1M LOSS DISCOVERED