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Human Resources

Fixed term contracts

A fixed-term contract is one that ends on a specified date or on the occurrence of a particular event such as the loss of funding or the completion of a task.

A staff member who is employed temporarily to replace an absent member of staff should be employed on a fixed-term contract. The termination of the contract is automatic and ends when the regular postholder returns. Neither party needs to give notice.

Further guidance about our procedures is available below.



Related documents

Flowchart - Fixed term contract termination [Ordinance 3.8].pdf

Procedure - Fixed term contracts [Ordinance 3.8].pdf

Policy - Request for permanency.pdf

Form - End of FTC consultation record.docx

Invite - End of FTC Consultation.docx

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