Casual appointments and Interns
If you need to make a short term appointment that has regular hours or irregular hours a casual appointment is most likely the most appropriate route.
Internships are always paid via a casual appointment.
Casual workers can be appointed for short pieces of work where a recruitment process would not be possible. Casual appointments are not advertised so are generally only suitable when you know of someone available with relevant skills that could complete the work.
If you do need to advertise this type of post you can request an advert in the department weekly newsletter. These posts cannot be advertised outside the department by the HR team but you can share the advert through your group networks to reach other departments across the University.
Adverts must be checked by HR before publication.
Most Casual appointments are available for a maximum period of 12 weeks and are not extendable.
Casual teaching appointments can be up to 12 months.
Casual appointments cannot be completed by overseas workers.
Casual appointments are paid by completion of timesheets submitted to HR no later than the 1st of the month and payment to the worker is at the end of the month following the month the work is completed. This should be taken into consideration when appointing a casual worker as they can effectively work for 8 weeks before receiving their first payment.
To set up a casual appointment please complete the Recruitment Initiation Request Form.
If you need to advertise your appointment first please contact email@example.com
Casual appointments are subject to the same legal requirements as Employees so work cannot commence without approval, a valid right to work in the UK check, ID checks and the issuing of a contract covering the work to be completed.
Internships usually take place during the summer break and are usually recruited to.
Interns must be paid at an hourly rate that is the minimum wage or above please see the casual pay scale for rates.
To request an internship outside of the summer interns process please submit your request via the Recruitment Initiation Request Form.
More information about the recruitment process for summer interns will be added soon ...