A fixed term contract is a contract that lasts for a specified time, or will end when a specified task or event has been completed.

Fixed term workers must not be treated less favourably than permanent employees doing the same or a similar job.

Fixed term workers who work continually for the Trust for 2 years or more may have the same redundancy rights as a permanent employee.

Contracts will normally end automatically when they reach the agreed end date.

Employees on a fixed term contract for 4 or more years may automatically become a permanent employee.

A fixed term contract terminates on a specified date or at the end of a particular project or a specific task, fixed term employees could be employed to cover a busy period or to cover for maternity leave or other absence.

Fixed term employees should get:

  • The same pay and conditions as permanent staff
  • The same or equivalent benefits
  • Information regarding any permanent vacancies within the organisation
  • Protection against unfavourable treatment


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