Redundancies at OUP after consultation

Redundancies at OUP after consultation

Oxford University Press has made 21 people redundant in its ELT division following a consultation over jobs, which began in March.

The educational publisher said 67 of the 88 affected employees survived the consultation process, with “the majority (reassigned) within the new ELT structure.”

The company has now reorganised the ELT teams according to publishing segments such as Primary, Secondary and Adult, rather than by list, in order to achieve an increased focus on assessment. The restructure is also designed to better meet the changing requirements of customers, who demand integrated educational services such as assessment and professional development, according to the publisher.

An OUP spokesperson added: “OUP’s ELT Division has completed a review of its publishing activities, designed to enable it to respond to the opportunities and challenges within an increasingly dynamic global ELT market.
 
“A range of changes has taken place, including organising editorial teams by publishing segment, an increased focus on assessment, and new roles specifically designed to improve the division’s ability to respond to the changing requirements of customers."