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DCU Professional Development Framework

The DCU Professional Development Framework provides clarity on the behavioural competencies that lead to excellence for professional, support and administrative staff across the University. It serves as a tool for staff, managers and mentors to enhance career planning, personal development and performance conversations.

In launching the new Framework, DCU President Daire Keogh said 

As a University, we are a learning community and learning is at the core of what we do every day for our students. This framework is very significant because it gives every member of professional staff the opportunity to consider their own strengths and career development and provides tools to integrate learning and development into everyday activities.

Access the Professional Development Framework

Change to Professional Grade Names

As part of the development of the framework, following feedback and consultation, existing professional grade names have been simplified to Professional 1 (P1) through to Professional 9 (P9). There is no change to the salary scales, benefits or any other aspect of the grade apart from the name. Please note these are grade names only – job titles will not change (e.g. Faculty Manager, Finance Officer, Student Coordinator).

Access new Professional Grade Names (Excel Sheet)