Secondment guidance

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical advice to line managers:

  • On negotiating and considering secondments
  • On the legal boundaries and requirements of secondments
  • On the management and recording of secondments

In negotiating and agreeing secondments a balance has to be struck between the needs of the individual, the College or Service and any external organisation. These guidelines aim to bring clarity to the management of secondments and provide a consistent framework so that temporary secondments can be supported by the relevant professional services and managed fairly and effectively.