Gender Audits

If you are seeking to do a gender audit of your group, decision-making structure, website, publications, research, culture or other, here are a few tools that may be of help in guiding you.

GENOVATE have created and collated a range of tools that can be adapted to your specific purpose, such as Measures for Supporting Gender Balance in Decision-Making and A Guide to Gender Proofing Research Projects.

Other bodies with research into gender audits are the European Institute for Gender Equality, who have written a guide to conducting a gender audit as part of their gender mainstreaming section, which includes a link to the International Labour Organisation’s manual for gender audit facilitators (pp34-46 in particular), and Interactions’ Gender Audit Handbook offers advice for organisational audit.

For a comprehensive overview of a full gender review of your system, from culture to budgets, read GENOVATE’s Model for Gender Equality in Transforming Research and Innovation.  And for an interactive version with links to lots of related resources, check here: http://www.genovate.eu/resources/genovatemodelforgenderequalityintransformingresearchandinnovation/

Maternity Supports

Maternity/Adoptive Leave Staffing Supports

Good news! From 1st September, full maternity/adoptive leave backfill was made available for all administrative and support roles.  UMTO has also confirmed that from the same date the Academic Returners Scheme is to be implemented across the University and academic backfill will be considered on a case by case (to be agreed in each College).

Backfill for researcher staff is under discussion and is part of an ongoing discussion with funders.  We will keep you updated on progress.