Personal and Professional Development

Your Personal and Professional Development at LSBU

LSBU offers a fantastic range of development opportunities provided by colleagues across the University and external partners, to enhance the skills and knowledge of our employees. Our commitment to your personal and professional development demonstrates our ambition for you to feel that you are adding value to and feeling valued by LSBU.

Development and Support

The University’s Learning and Organisational Development departments provide a wide range of support for new employees, including customised development plans, coaching and leadership development, and an array of training courses.

All staff have an annual Performance Development Review (PDR) which is intended to help you reflect on your contribution to student success at LSBU, recognise your achievements, and be successful in your career.

Academic/Research Careers

At LSBU our teaching remains universally applied, professionally accredited, and demonstrably linked to research and enterprise. It delivers the attributes that make our graduates highly sought after.

We are committed to supporting and developing our academic staff to enhance student success.

Our academic framework (PDF File 298 KB) paves the way for a successful career at LSBU, setting out the progression route from Lecturer right through to Professor.

We offer our Researchers a quality experience while with us at LSBU. The University adheres to the seven principles of the Concordat (external PDF).

Find out more about how we support research careers.

Professional Services Group Career Pathways

The PSG Career Pathways include eight different job families at LSBU, and describe the skills and competencies required at different grades in each job family. The job families in the PSG Career Pathways are:

  • Learning and Research Support
  • Academic Enablement
  • Student Services and Support
  • Campus Services and Operations
  • Partnerships and External Engagement
  • Projects, Programmes and Change Management
  • Organisational Services

To find out more click: Career Pathways (PDF File 434 KB)