Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Do they only give the terms once the applicant has accepted the job?
Yes, that tends to be the way it works. They put up what's called an SVN - Staff Vacancy Notice - with brief details, then you apply, then you get the interview, and sometimes you know the ts and cs and sometimes you don't. It's very hit and miss
The roster pattern for this operation is yet to be confirmed however it is anticipated that it will be a rotational pattern of 14/14 similar to that currently worked in Scatsta.
Accommodation, travel to and from Sumburgh and subsistence allowance will be payable in accordance with current company agreements.
That's what the SVN says. However, if you ask the company about specific allowances, travel, and leave there is nothing coming back.
We currently get 14 days leave on a 14/14 roster. We fear that they will not give us the leave with this job.
but no one will tell us.
There is no legal requirement on an employer to advertise the full terms of a job when they list it as a vacancy. They can provide some basic terms and the candidates may use them as a starting reference o what they can expect. However, if no specific terms were discussed and the employer then tries to introduce them, they will not necessarily be legally binding. For example, if you applied for a job with limited terms mentioned and you were successful and accepted it, the usual procedure is to then issue you with a contract which you can accept or decline. If you accept it then all is well, if you decline it then you can either negotiate the terms or refuse to start the job and return to your previous post.
The best is to ask specific questions about the terms. If the employer gives you an answer, for example telling you that a specific term does not apply or will not be included, then you can hold that against them if they subsequently try to introduce it. You had a representation from them, which you relied on to accept the job and they subsequently changed that. It would potentially amount to breach of contract.
Finally, I know it is not ideal but if you are in the dark about the terms of a job and unsure about what may apply to you once you start it, then it may be best not to apply for it in the first place. You will have to work with what you have and if you are not happy with what has been offered unfortunately you cannot force the employer to provide more information - you wither apply for the job as advertised or you do not pursue it any further.
Ok,thank you for that.
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