The outcome was that we needed to increase our numbers substantially in order to meet these requirements. This led to some complex negotiations in the high reaches of the university. I'm thankful that I haven't had to be involved, but frustrated at the length of time it took to resolve the issues. Still, the good news is that we now have permission to add 13 new posts to Applications Division.
The adverts are now on the University jobs site as well as www.jobs.ac.uk .