The cyclical nature of further education and fluctuating demand across the academic year mean that colleges have to employ a wide variety of staff to meet their ever-changing business needs.

As a result, flexible employment contracts, such as part-time, fixed-term, proportional, part-year working and casual working are often more common than full-time permanent ones in the sector.

This topic looks at the available variations on a full-time permanent contract and examines the challenges they present for good practice in contract administration.

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