6% of staff at the University are aged below 31
and 5.0% are aged over 61 with a distribution of
staff in the 3 decades in between (31-40: 23.0%,
41-50: 31.0%, 51-60:
35.0%). In comparison higher education
establishments as a whole in the UK have 18.1% of their workforce
aged below 31 and 6.8% aged over 61.
Age by Staff Group
Relevant Employment Policies and
York St John is committed to creating an
environment where people of all ages are welcome and respected, and
where access to employment is not restricted by unjustifiable age
restrictions. Mandatory equality and diversity training for
all staff and for managers ensures that York St John employees
understand their obligation under equality legislation and
University policy to eliminate age-related discrimination.
The University is taking steps to increase the
number of employment opportunities that might attract young people
with an established programme of internships.
With the abolition of the Default Retirement
Age in 2011 the University no longer operates an age-related
approach to retirement. The decision on when to retire is one
for the individual to make and, subject to satisfactory performance
and the needs of the University, employees may work for as long as
they choose. The University’s Performance Development Review
process contains guidance for managers on how to ensure that they
manage staff performance fairly.