Wherever a priority candidate is selected for a post the post should be offered on whatever type of contract was advertised (for example, fixed-term, permanent or open-ended externally funded) but the individual may request to accept the post on a trial basis for a period of up to 1 month.
The purpose of the trial period is for the individual to assess whether the post represents a suitable redeployment opportunity without losing their entitlement to a redundancy payment in the event that the post is not suitable.
By starting the trial period, their previous employment is ended, and all appropriate end of employment actions (returning of keys, equipment, completion of leavers paperwork, etc) should be completed.
When appointing the individual into their new appointment in PeopleXD under this arrangement, ensure to pick the appointment reason ‘TRIAL PERIOD’ in both the appointment and salary.
If, within the agreed trial period, the employee decides that the new post is not suitable for them, they may ask to end the trial period and at this point their employment with the University will end and the redundancy payment they were due from their previously employing department should be made. (The previously employing department is responsible for making this payment.) The reason for leaving in People XD should be recorded as ‘Redundancy’.
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