NHS Blood and Transplant People First

Secondments and fixed term

Secondment is the temporary transfer of an employee to a different post or area of NHSBT or to another organisation, for a specific purpose and time, and is mutually agreed.

Fixed-term is used for external recruitment for a specific reason eg research project with limited funding, backfill for long term absence or maternity cover.

For both secondments and fixed-terms, you should follow the recruitment process, exceptions to this must be agreed with a senior member of recruitment who can be contacted via HR Direct. All secondments should be agreed in writing along with any review or end of secondments by using the relevant template letter below. 

If you want to change a fixed-term role (or secondment) to a permanent position, the post must be advertised internally through the normal recruitment process.  

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