An internal secondment is where a member of staff is seconded from one role/team to another for a defined period.

Before an employee applies for a secondment opportunity they must establish with their existing manager that the secondment can be facilitated.

The ‘receiving’ manager will assume responsibility for the overall management of the employee during the secondment.

Employees will normally be seconded on the salary of the secondment post and will, at the end of their secondment have the right to return to their substantive post, or if this is no longer available, a suitable equivalent post on their previous terms and conditions of employment.

Following the completion of the secondment, if there is an ongoing requirement for the role either on a substantive basis or a further secondment period, the normal recruitment and selection processes will apply.