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Spain:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

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Spain:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Spain:Historical Development

Spain:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Spain:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Spain:Political and Economic Situation

Spain:Organisation and Governance

Spain:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Spain:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Spain:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Spain:Organisation of Private Education

Spain:National Qualifications Framework

Spain:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Spain:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Spain:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Spain:Funding in Education

Spain:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Spain:Higher Education Funding

Spain:Adult Education and Training Funding

Spain:Early Childhood Education and Care

Spain:Organisation of Early Childhood Education and Care

Spain:Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education and Care

Spain:Assessment in Early Childhood Education and Care

Spain:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Spain:Primary Education

Spain:Organisation of Primary Education

Spain:Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Spain:Assessment in Primary Education

Spain:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Primary Education

Spain:Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Spain:Organisation of General Lower Secondary Education

Spain:Teaching and Learning in General Lower Secondary Education

Spain:Assessment in General Lower Secondary Education

Spain:Vocational Lower Secondary Education: Basic Vocational Training cycles

Spain:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Spain:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Spain:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Spain:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Spain:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Spain:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Spain:Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Spain:Higher Education

Spain:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Spain:First Cycle Programmes

Spain:Bachelor

Spain:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Spain:Second Cycle Programmes

Spain:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Spain:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Spain:Adult Education and Training

Spain:Distribution of Responsibilities

Spain:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Spain:Main Providers

Spain:Main Types of Provision

Spain:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Spain:Teachers and Education Staff

Spain:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Spain:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Spain:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Spain:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Management and Other Education Staff

Spain:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Spain:Management Staff for Higher Education

Spain:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Spain:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Quality Assurance

Spain:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Spain:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Educational Support and Guidance

Spain:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Spain:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Spain:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Spain:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Spain:Mobility and Internationalisation

Spain:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Mobility in Higher Education

Spain:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Spain:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Spain:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Spain:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Spain:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Spain:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Spain:National Reforms in School Education

Spain:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Spain:National Reforms in Higher Education

Spain:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Spain:European Perspective

Spain:Legislation

Spain:Institutions

Spain:Bibliography

Spain:Glossary

Public universities provide psycho-pedagogic and professional services which aim to optimise the process of adjustment to university life for students and their later access to the workforce, by offering them information, resources, aid and training. These services normally depend on the vice-chancellorships related to student welfare, although in some universities they depend on Business-University Foundations.

Professionals working for university guidance services are normally the following:

  • Pedagogues, psychologists and/or psycho-pedagogues
  • Work Guidance Technicians and Labour Insertion Technicians
  • Economists, lawyers, sociologists, etc.
  • Administrative and Services Personnel (PAS)
  • Interns, etc.

Further, there are other professionals in charge of medical, psychological and health and safety services. These personnel develop the planning of the prevention and the healthcare of the staff and students, and are integrated, mainly, by doctors specialised in Work Medicine, psychologists, nurses and Advanced Technicians in Health and Safety.

On a different note, there is an Administrative and Services Personnel integrated by clerks, ITCs personnel, librarians and services personnel. They are in charge of aiding, assisting and advising the academic authorities; they also carry out the management and administration, particularly related to human resources, administrative organisation, economic affairs, ITCs, archives, libraries, information, general services, scientific and technological services; and the research support and transfer of technology and any process of administrative management and the necessary support so as to fulfil the university objectives.

The Administrative and Services Personnel of public universities are composed by the following professionals.

  • Civil servants belonging to the different scales of the own university
  • Contracted employee personnel by the own university
  • Civil servants belonging to bodies and scales of other Public Administrations

Their selection is carried throughout a competitive examination as the laws and statutes that are enforced and taking into account the principles of equality, merit and ability. The provision of posts is carried out throughout a system of competitions to which both the personnel working at the university as those personnel working at other universities may take part. The personnel belonging to the bodies and ranks of the Public Administration may take part in the regulated conditions. Only some posts may be covered by free appointments, these being determined by the universities depending on the roles and following the general normative on civil servants. University statutes establish the norms in order to assure the vacancies that appear, and the improvement and the professional personnel development, in accordance to principles of publicity, equality, merit and capacity.

The Administrative and Services Personnel of universities is paid out the universities’ budgets. Universities establish a retributive regime of civil servant, within the maximum limits determined by the Autonomous Community and the based frames dictated by the State. On a different note, the Government and Autonomous Communities may establish incentive programmes linked to individual merits related to research improvement and knowledge transfer.

Universities foster the Continuous Professional Development of the Administrative and Services Personnel so that they may continue to follow programmes that increase their professional competences and abilities. Furthermore, they also promote the mobility of teaching staff with conditions for them to develop their functions in different universities by means of accords between universities or with other Public Authorities, guaranteeing the right to mobility under the principle of reciprocity.

The rector of each university is the person responsible of adopting decisions regarding the administrative situation and the disciplinary regime of civil servants belonging to the administrative and services bodies, with the exception of the separation of the service, which is agreed by the competent organ according to the civil servants legislation. Likewise, it is the rector who must apply the disciplinary regime when it comes to contracted personnel.

Non-teaching staff belonging to Private University Educational Centres and Research (non-profit entities) are made up by the following categories:

  • Graduate personnel: Holders of a Bachelor Degree, Engineer or Architect, Technical Architect, Charted Surveyor, Technical Health Assistant, Social Assistant, Social Worker, Librarian, Assistant Librarian and Analyst Programmer.
  • Research Personnel: Researcher, collaborative researcher and research assistant.
  • Administrative Personnel: Including office and administrative personnel (clerks, section or negotiate, different degree officials, auxiliaries and training personnel), personnel in charge of data processing (analysts and programmers, operators, training personnel) and Librarian staff (librarians/facultative, assistant librarians and trainee personnel).
  • Subaltern personnel: Janitor, office messenger, porter and security officers, telephone operators, cleaners and trainee personnel.
  • General Services Personnel: Drivers, porter services, gardeners, bar waiters, auxiliary officials belonging to different services, etc.

Non-teaching staff belonging to Private Universities, University Educational Centres and Training Post-graduate Centres (profit entities) are made up of the following categories:

  • Graduate Personnel.
  • Research Personnel (main investigator and research assistant)
  • Assistant and Administrative Personnel (Halls of Residence councillor and security officers, IT personnel, operators and IT technicians and first and second officer levels).
  • Other personnel (laboratory technician, assistant librarian, clinic officers, auxiliary officials belonging to the general services).  

For detailed information on non-teaching staff working at institutions providing advanced vocational training cycles and advanced artistic education, see article Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools.