Culture & Engagement
The Culture and Engagement team are responsible for the delivery of a range of university wide initiatives and services which are designed to support the achievement of the University strategy and deliver the ambition of both employer and university of choice.
A central focus of the Culture and Engagement team is the enablement of a working environment and culture where all faculty and staff can grow and achieve their full potential. The specific deliverables of the team include:
- Ongoing development and roll-out of an employee engagement strategy
- Oversight of the design and delivery of employee surveys and associated local action plans
- Embedding best practice internal communications systems
- Championing of equality, diversity and inclusion
- Enhancement of a progressive employee relations climate and development of associated policies and practices
These deliverables will be achieved through collaboration with other areas of the University to build a sense of community and to make UCD a great place to work, grow and develop.
The Culture & Engagement team has four highly connected teams:
Culture & Engagement
Employee Engagement specialists Mark and Paul partner with colleagues from across the university, in collaboration with the Employee Engagement Network, to build and strengthen the UCD community. Our aim is to make UCD a great place to work. Learn more about how we’re doing this and get involved.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager Marcellina, together with specialists Eimear and Tom, leads and supports initiatives that contribute to the enhancement of the University environment where diversity is celebrated, and all members of the community are treated equally and with respect. It is the responsibility of all members of our University community to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can contribute and reach their full potential. Find out more about EDI initiatives and supports on the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion website.
Employee Relations and Policy Manager Gavan supported by Employee Relations Specialist Karen, works with colleagues from across the university to enhance a progressive and collaborative Employee Relations culture. They provide supportive, solution-focused practices for managers and employees, aiming to make UCD an employer of choice. Find out more about the team and their work on the Culture & Engagement site.
Promotions & Grading
Promotions and Grading Manager Aisling Croke, together with P&G Specialist Caroline McQuinn and P&G Coordinator, Sarah Dunne, oversee the effective management and operation of the internal promotion processes within the University including the Faculty Promotion and Promotion to Senior Technical Officer processes. The office also manages the regular job sizing process, Job Sizing Framework and Job Families Framework as well as the Award of Tenure, Research Funded Pathway and the set up of Non Contractual Appointments.