Casual Workers: Rates of pay and Holiday pay

Rates of pay for non Campus Services and non Teaching

For casual workers (non Teaching and non Campus Services) assigned through Casual Claims or the Temporary Staff Bank, the Claims/TSB rates‌ are aligned to the University's grading structure. It is the line manager's responsibility to ensure their casual worker is being paid the correct hourly rate.

Rates of pay for Campus Services

With effect from 14 August 2017, the minimum rate of pay the University pays to casual workers will be £8.45 per hour.

The rate of pay for casual workers in Campus Services will therefore be £8.45 per hour.

The casual supervisor rate for Campus Services will be £8.74 per hour (ie casual worker rate + 3.5%).

The above hourly rates for casual workers are inclusive of the pro-rata statutory entitlement to 28 days paid annual leave and bank holidays, as payment in advance of the period of leave. The holiday year is 1 January to 31 December and casuals need to ensure that they take all their leave within the holiday year outside peak times in the area where they normally work and at times mutually agreed with their Manager.

Casual Teaching Rates

For teachers and demonstrators paid on a claims basis in the 2017/18 academic year, the revised hourly rates shown below should be applied. These rates (which are based on the August 2017 JNCHES rates since no agreement has been reached in JNCHES for the year commencing on 1 August 2017) will apply for the whole of the 2017/18 academic year.

DescriptionApplicable toBased on point on new payspineHourly rate
Occasional Teacher A Teaching, which typically covers:
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (from September 2014)1
  • Demonstrators, who deploy primarily subject-knowledge trouble-shooting in laboratories (eg demonstrating a piece of equipment) or marking student work to a given template, who are not required to provide student access outside of normal hours
Point 23 (Grade E) £16.57
Occasional Teacher B

Individuals with limited teaching experience, which typically covers formal lecturing, leading seminars and tutorials.

This rate includes proportionate time for preparation etc and holidays2

Point 23 (Grade E) £33.15
Occasional Teacher C

Individuals who are contributing at a level equivalent to the role profile for an Associate Lecturer (Education and Scholarship)3

This rate includes proportionate time for preparation etc and holidays2

Point 27 (Grade E) £37.28
Occasional Teacher D

Individuals who are contributing at a level equivalent to the role profile for a Lecturer (Education and Scholarship)3

This rate includes proportionate time for preparation etc and holidays2

Point 32 (Grade F) £43.19

Occasional Teachers are expected to take responsibility for the delivery of part of whole modules, including any or all of the following: design and delivery of modules; setting and marking assignments and examinations; record keeping; student access; supervision of postgraduate students.

Annual holiday pay

Depending on the number of hours worked per year, casual workers are entitled to a maximum of 28 days paid annual leave (these can include Bank Holidays). The holiday pay is included within the hourly rate. 

Holiday taken must be by arrangement with the College/Service the casual worker is engaged by. Holiday must be taken during the assignment in which it has been accrued and cannot be carried over to the next assignment.

We appreciate that due to the short duration of some casual assignments, it may not be possible to take accrued holiday. Whether it is taken or not, the holiday is paid as part of the hourly rate. 

Please note the University holiday year runs from January to December and it is essential that you fit in your holiday periods during this time. Holiday pay cannot be carried over from one year to the next.

Notes

  1. For further information on the Employment of Postgraduate Students during the year 2017-2018 see the Code of Good Practice.
  2. The Occasional Teacher rates B, C and D include proportionate time for preparation etc (on a ratio of one hour preparation to one hour of teaching). All rates include payment in advance for pro-rata holiday entitlement of 41 days.
  3. The role profiles for Associate Lecturers (E&S) and Lecturers (E&S) can be found on the   pages.