Determining the appropriate contract of employment flowchart

The flowchart below should be used to help you to identify the most appropriate contract of employment for the work you require to be undertaken.

Use the guidance on the contract type (employee, casual worker etc.) to consider whether the answer indicated by the flowchart is appropriate.  Quick links available on the right hand side.

If you are uncertain, please contact your Faculty HR Team Contact.

decision tree

*If an "employment type" relationship exists but the individual is delivering services to the University via an Agency, the University is required to notify the Agency of that relationship determination so that the Agency can take responsibility for deductions of Tax and National Insurance from any payment they make to the individual or their Personal Services Company.   Under revised HMRC IR35/Off Payroll working regulations, if an individual delivers a service directly to the University through their Personal Services Company and the University deems that an "employment type" relationship exists**, the University is required to deduct tax and National Insurance from that individual at source. In these circumstances, the University will therefore engage and pay the individual as a casual worker or employee. This means that other employment rights and obligations will apply.

**Employment Type relationship exists when a person performs work or services under certain conditions in return for remuneration.