There is no normal or fixed age at which support staff employed at the University have to retire. However, for the purposes of calculating certain benefits, for members who joined before 1 October 2017, the OSPS rules define normal retirement date as your 65th birthday for benefits built upon a final salary basis and for CARE benefits it is the later of age 65 and your State Pension Age (or your birthday which precedes it, if it does not fall on your birthday). Further details are available from HR Support website.
Academic-related staff at grades 6 to 10 and ALC6
From 18 October 2022, there is no normal or fixed age at which staff in posts at grades 6 to 10 and ALC6 have to retire. Staff at these grades may elect to retire in accordance with the rules of the applicable pension scheme, as may be amended from time to time. See USS website for latest information on scheme retirement age. Further details are available from the HR Support website.
Academic staff and academic-related employees at grade RSIV and equivalents (E62 and E82)
For all academic staff and academic-related staff at grades RSIV, E62 and E82 the University has an Employer Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) of 30 September before the 69th birthday, rising to the 30 September before the 70th birthday with effect from 1 October 2023. Further details are available from the EJRA webpages.
If you work for the University and are unsure about your normal retirement date, please contact your local, departmental HR team who can confirm the date to you.