Career progression group
Published: 21 September 2022
Arlene McGarty and Susan Browne explain their group's approach to helping colleagues make informed decisions about their futures, including dispelling myths about UofG promotion processes
Arlene McGarty and Susan Browne explain their group's approach to helping colleagues make informed decisions about their futures, including dispelling myths about UofG promotion processes.
The SHW Athena Swan career progression group aims to support staff in relation to promotions and regrading.
But our group understands that career progression through promotion is not the right path for everyone, so we aim to provide accurate information and dispel myths in relation to promotions, to enable staff to make informed decisions on how they wish to develop their own career.
We collect and collate data every year in relation to the number of submitted and successful promotion applications across all grades, and break this down to give more specific group-based data, e.g. in relation to gender and those working full-time or part-time. We organise various annual activities that coincide with the promotion application timetable, such as a workshop on promotions. We have also developed mandatory line manager training and created a "myth busting" webpage to help ensure everyone fully understands the promotion criteria and process of applying.
To ensure the relevance of our group’s work to the SHW as a whole, we have ongoing collaborations with other Athena Swan working groups, such as the ECR and professional services staff issues, aspirations and development groups, to develop joint initiatives.
Arlene McGarty and Susan Browne
Chairs of SHW Athena Swan career progression group
First published: 21 September 2022