Hourly paid & casual contracts

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The HR Casual and Hourly Operations team provide support for all departments and divisions in the employment and payment of all irregular and part time teaching staff members.  

Right to work checks 

Those who are offered an hourly-paid contract must demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK before they start employment. 

You must ensure that you ask the individual whether he or she requires a visa to work in the UK before offering an hourly-paid contract at the School. 

For further guidance on how to do this - please refer to our visa and immigration guides. 

Casual contracts

Casual contracts are used when employing an individual on a one-off basis for no more than 35 hours, over a period of no longer than one month.

For more detail on how to appoint, please feel free to contact a member of the HR Hourly & Casual Operations team.

Emeritus teachers, guest teachers & graduate teaching assistants

Graduate teaching assistants, guest teachers and emeritus teachers are contracted by the School to teach a small number of hours on one or two courses.

They are issued a contract setting out details of the courses they are to teach, the total number of hours, the rates of pay and a statement of the main terms and conditions relating to their appointment.


To download the contract template:

Emeritus, GT & GTA contract template [xlsx]

Hourly paid research staff

Typically hourly-paid researchers are contracted by the school to do specific research work for an academic or department. They are issued a contract setting out:

  • the expected average number of hours they will work per week
  • their rate of pay
  • a statement of the main terms and conditions relating to their appointment

To download the contract template:

Hourly paid research contract template [xlsx]

Hourly paid support staff

Typically hourly-paid support staff are members of staff contracted by the school to carry out administrative or other types of professional services support work. They are issued a contract setting out:

  • the expected average number of hours they will work per week
  • their rate of pay
  • a statement of the main terms and conditions relating to their appointment

To download the contract template:

Hourly paid support contract template [xlsx]

If you have any questions, or need assistance in deciding which contract is appropriate, please feel free to contact a member of the HR Hourly & Casual Operations team