Human Resources

Developing my career

The University of Portsmouth is committed to providing a programme of good quality leadership, management and staff development to ensure that you understand your role in delivering University ambitions, and have the skills you need to be fully effective within your role.

My Career and development goals

Staff are encouraged to develop skills and self-awareness at work to contribute to their career development, find out more about the Career Development Framework.

The University of Portsmouth Staff Mentoring Scheme

Mentoring is a supportive opportunity to aid staff in identifying and achieving career goals.  It supports the development of a culture of equality and diversity and contributes to our Athena SWAN and HR Excellence in Research award commitment. Find out more about the University Staff Mentoring Scheme.

Development opportunities

The University offers various development opportunities for staff and support for leaders and managers.

Learning and Development offer a two-day event entitled Developing your Supervisory Skills.  This is aimed primarily at those aspiring or new to the role of first line supervisor.  The event is participative and designed to develop practical supervisory management skills and confidence in the role.

A full range of Learning & Development workshops are available, just click on the links in the calendar of events to find out more.

The Performance and Development Review (PDR)

We all benefit from taking time out to think about how our work is going and what we are trying to achieve. The Performance and Development Review (PDR) process offers a chance to discuss your own thoughts and hear another perspective on your contribution to your department and the University. Professional, honest conversations enable us to celebrate successes and discuss problems. Feedback provides us with information about what we are valued for and what we could improve on.