Human Resources

3.0 Early Termination

The secondment may not be terminated unilaterally by either the staff member, line manager or the College.  If early termination is sought by either party, agreement must be reached and four weeks’ written notice given.  A request for early termination will not be unreasonably withheld. 

A request for early termination from the staff member will be considered alongside factors which shall include but not limited to:

  1. the employment or contracting of other staff to cover the staff member’s duties during the secondment;
  2. any adverse impact to the business or team;
  3. the financial implications to the College of having to terminate a  third party contract entered into as a partial or direct result of the secondment.

A request for early termination from the line manager responsible for the secondment post will be considered alongside factors which shall include but not limited to:

  1. the under performance of the individual in the secondment role;
  2. any adverse impact to the business or team;
  3. the financial implications to the College of having to terminate a  third party contract entered into as a partial or direct result of the secondment.

In the event early termination is agreed by all parties, transfer back to the staff member’s substantive role will be at the earliest opportunity and dates of transfer confirmed in writing from HR. 

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The HR team is based on the first floor of Egmont House
Postal address: Human Resources, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Email: humanresources@bbk.ac.uk