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My wife has worked for 14 years for a department of a big 4
Hello, my wife has worked for 14 years for a department of a big 4 audit firm. She is on secondment currently with another team until the end of the year. The firm has advised that her original depart… read more
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I have a question about a secondment role I'm about to take.
Hi, I have a question about a secondment role I'm about to take. I'm on a permanent role with the originating company but will be re-positioned to a secondment role in our Group entity (both roles are… read more
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It is regarding secondments and redundancy , :I am have
For Ben Jones:I am have been seconded to a Grade 3 senior management post (higher grades being more senior) for approx 8 months. This Grade 3 post was a new post in an interim structure while our area was under review. Prior to this secondment I was in a Grade 2 post as a regional officer. I understand this is sometimes classed as a substantive post, however I have just noticed that there is no wording to this effect in my secondment contract, it has just been done as a general FTC. I didn't notice this at the time of signing but there had been talk of me returning to the grade 2 post if I didn't feel the grade 3 was right or if it wasn't required in the new structure.Before the interim structure came into play, there were 4 regional officers, although one of these was a vacancy which hadn't been filled. The interim structure saw the 4 regional officers reduced to two with an expansion of area but with an extra layer of management introduced by way of 2 temporary grade 3 posts - one of which I am seconded to, and the other secondee to grade 3 is one the other grade 2 regional officers. The grade 3 secondments were internally advertised. Only myself and my colleague applied. When we were seconded, my post was backfilled by way of a FTC with the remaining grade 2 colleague continuing in her role with the expanded area. The review of our area is now complete and the interim structure for our team will be made permanent. I have been advised that my substantive post is at risk of redundancy as the headcount of three (plus a 4th vacancy) is reducing to two. I am also advised that I need to apply for the perm grade 3 opportunity even though I have been doing an excellent job (this is the feedback) for 8 months. Bearing in mind that there is no substantive clause in my secondment FTC (although this was verbally mentioned back then), and the secondment post is now a permanent requirement, can they make me apply for it? There is no one else at risk of redundancy who could do my seconded role (at least in my view) and in any case they didn't take the opportunity to apply previously. Even if there was a substantive clause, would they still have right to make me apply for a job I'm doing that is required indefinitely? Surely it should be a case of checking I am happy to continue in this post and confirming me, otherwise then putting me at risk of redundancy from substantive post (providing they can rely on 8 month old discussions that aren't documented and I can't remember exactly what was said)? … read more
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Hi, I work for an international company with more than four
Hi, I work for an international company with more than four years continuous employment when the opportunity for a secondment arose within the company: 10-month maternity cover. I applied for the posi… read more
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I currently work in Germany on secondment however my boss in
I currently work in Germany on secondment however my boss in the UK has asked whether i want a future in the organisation in the UK or not, what answer should I give if I want to consider redundancy?… read more
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I have been employed by British Red Cross for the last ten
I have been employed by British Red Cross for the last ten years and seconded to the International Red Cross based in Geneva, I am a UK citzen. My contract has been extended on a year by year basis an… read more
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I am negotiating a voluntary redundancy with my employer. I
I am negotiating a voluntary redundancy with my employer. I have been on secondment to another organisation (on a higher salary than that of my substantive post) for the last 2.5 years. The secondment… read more
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Hi, My company is very short of sales people and to "fix"
Hi, My company is very short of sales people and to "fix" this, I have been asked to offer the opportunity to work in sales to my team (a product marketing team). A number of people had been ear-marke… read more
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Hi there....In sept, I was asked to go on a 6 month secondment
Hi there....In sept, I was asked to go on a 6 month secondment with another part of the business. In jan,I asked to meet with my manager and gave notice of my intention to return to my substantive rol… read more
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My company has issued a redundancy notice stating that my role
My company has issued a redundancy notice stating that my role "IS Development Manager" is no longer required following the buyout of another company with a technical management team in place. However… read more
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Good afternoon, I have been working for my current employer
Good afternoon, I have been working for my current employer for about 5 years on a permanent contract. Last January I have started a secondment covering for a colleague on maternity leave in a differe… read more
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I have been on a secondment at work for the last year. During
I have been on a secondment at work for the last year. During this time i was asked to provide managerial support for my substantive position, two days per week, which i agreed to. Recently i was info… read more
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I have worked for the NHS for the past 181/2 years. A year
I have worked for the NHS for the past 181/2 years. A year ago I moved from one trust to another taking a fixed term contract for a year (there was an expectation that the contract would be longer). T… read more
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I have a licensed house managers contract of employment for
I have a licensed house manager's contract of employment for my current address and the company is changing brands and have said I am not experienced enough to run it. I started with this company 26 y… read more
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I am coming to the end of a secondment period (March 2010)
I am coming to the end of a secondment period (March 2010) and being offered the opportunity to go back to a role which is not the same as my previous role (there are extra tasks involved but the pay … read more
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I work for a local authority and took up the offer of a secondment
I work for a local authority and took up the offer of a secondment to a new post in a different directorate . The secondment was confirmed in writing with defined start and finish dates. Return to the… read more
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HelloI am currently employed as a Business Manager in a
Hello I sent a message last night and some help was offered. I answered a couple of additional questions but have heard no more. Please can someone advise. I am currently employed as a Business Manage… read more
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I am currently on secondment doing a specifi role within the organisatio
I am currently on secondment doing a specifi role within the organisation. A fixed term replacement was found. The company now plan to have 2 posts rather than 3 at my level. and are issuing consultat… read more
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