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.

Update June 2020

New Professional Services appraisal form and scheme launched - see the Professional Services information below for the new form and information


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

Academic staff appraisals

Academic staff appraisal form

Academic appraisal guidance

Professional Services staff appraisals

Please find below links to the new appraisal form and guidance for Professional Services.  Following on from last year's pilot and feedback from staff, we have refined the form and improved guidance to give staff and managers greater clarity about how to complete the form.

Appraisals for Professional Services staff should be completed by the end of September.

To support the new appraisal form, we are running webinars for appraisers and appraisees - please see the links on the right to book a place.

Professional Services appraisal form

Using the form to prepare for and have an appraisal - Guidance for Professional Services staff appraisees and appraisers

Professional Services Appraisal - Flow Chart

Preparing your Personal Development Plan (PDP)

Professional Services Summary Form [DOCX 17.84KB] - for Heads of Professional Services to complete annually

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

Technical appraisal form

Technical staff competency table

Research staff appraisals

Research staff appraisal form

Research staff appraisal supporting information

Contact us

Organisational Development
Human Resources
Sussex House
T 01273 606755 ext 4806

Webinars for the new Professional Services appraisal scheme

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Watch our 90 minute webinars to support appraisers and appraisees:

Gaining the most benefit from your appraisal - for Professional Services appraisees

Appraising your staff - for Professional Services appraisers

If you are an appraiser, you may want to attend a Giving Feedback webinar. View the upcoming dates and book a place on Eventbrite.

The Sussex Leader

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The University has a clear vision in Sussex 2025. Our seven year framework heralds changes in our culture and the values we want our community to aspire to and embody. 

All University of Sussex managers and supervisors should familiarise themselves with this vision. This document defines the behaviours and competencies expected of leaders at the University of Sussex.

View The Sussex Leader