Human Resources

2.0 Salary and Benefits

The College’s contractual entitlements will continue during the secondment and HR will issue a secondment letter outlining the terms of the agreement to the individual and confirming that they will return to their substantive post or suitable alternative post on a specific date. 

If the secondee covers a post at the same grade, no change will be made to their existing pay.  If the secondee is covering a higher grade post, then the salary will commence at the bottom of the pay scale for the grade of the role.  Salary increments will then apply.   If the secondee takes a role at a lower grade eg if it was for a planned career change, they will be eligible for 12 months pay protection and then would be expected to move to the pay level of the secondment role.  On completion of the secondment, the secondee will return to their normal role at their previous grade level and previous terms and conditions.  Any increments and pay awards due will be made to the substantive post as normal so that the employee returns to the same salary that they would have received had the secondment not occurred, including increments.

Membership of the pension scheme will remain unaffected throughout the period of the secondment.  If the secondment role is eligible for a different pension scheme advice should be sought from the College pensions’ adviser. 

The staff member’s continuous service date will remain unchanged and they will continue to accrue service with the College during the period of the secondment. 

Salary and associated costs will normally be re-charged to the department budget where the secondment is being hosted.

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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