Types of employment

  • Permanent - Employed on a permanent basis.

  • Fixed Term - Employed for a specific purpose on a temporary basis with an end date e.g. maternity cover.

  • Apprentices – Employed on a fixed term contract (FTC) with an additional requirement to complete an apprenticeship qualification. Further information regarding apprenticeships can be found on the Apprenticeships page on Link.

  • Secondment – A secondment is the temporary transfer of an employee to a different post or area within NHSBT (or another organisation) for a specific purpose and time. For further information visit the Secondments and Fixed Term page.

  • Medical and R&D - Recruitment to Speciality Doctor roles will follow the standard recruitment process. However we must follow the NHS Regulations for Recruitment of Medical Consultants guidance.

  • Bank Workers - Bank workers are used on an ad-hoc basis. There is no obligation to provide them with work. Our Bank roles are either advertised externally or are filled using ex-employees who have left (or retired) and chosen to stay with NHSBT. For ex-employees who have left (or retired) please see the Flexible Retirement Page and complete a Direct Hire Request form. You may also find it useful to consider the Top Tips document for Bank Worker Programmes.

  • Honorary – An honorary contract is a legal agreement entitling a person whose primary employer is not NHSBT to work directly with NHS patients on an unpaid basis, especially for the purposes of research or training. The Direct Hire Process Guidance outlines the process you need to follow. To arrange an honorary contract please complete a Direct Hire Request form.