Organisational Development

Resources for appraisers and appraisees

Here you will find appraisal forms, guidance and other documents to support the appraisals process for all categories of staff.

If you have questions about any aspect of appraisals, read our staff appraisals FAQ or speak with your manager. 

Academic staff appraisals

Academic staff appraisal form [DOCX 34.50KB]

Academic appraisal guidance [PDF 126.27KB]

School Appraisals Summary Form [DOC 72.50KB]] (For Head of School to complete)

Professional services staff appraisals

Professional Services Staff Appraisal Form [DOC 112.50KB]

Professional Services appraisal guidelines [PDF 253.86KB]

At-a-glance unit appraisal plan guide [PDF 146.16KB]

Sussex staff appraisal scheme policy [PDF 256.18KB]

Professional Services summary form [DOC 70.50KB] (for Head of Division to complete)

BSMS appraisal scheme for clinical academic staff

Clinical academics where the Honorary Clinical Contract is held with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BHSUT)

Please note 

  • the appraisal year runs 1 April to 31 March.
  • the window for appraisal meetings is 1 May to 31 January
  • appraisal training workshops will be held throughout the year. 

Contact the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Medical Appraisal and Revalidation team. Email or 01273 696955 ext.7288 if you have any queries.

Go here to schedule your appraisal. 

Clinical academics whose contract is with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Email Jenny James, HR Business Partner, for more information

For clinical academics where the Honorary Clinical Contract is held elsewhere other than with BSUHT

Please use the form and guidance below.

Technical staff appraisals

Technical staff appraisal guidence [PDF 176.97KB]

Technical appraisal form [DOC 34.19KB]

Technical staff competency table [PDF 36.82KB]

Research staff appraisals

Research staff appraisal form [DOCX 28.24KB]

Research staff appraisal supporting information [PDF 418.49KB]

Appraisal summary forms for Heads of Schools/Divisions

To be returned to Stuart Mclellan, Head of HR Business Partnering on an annual basis. Email

School Appraisals Summary Form [DOC 72.50KB]

Professional Services summary form [DOC 70.50KB]

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