UCL Human Resources


Guidance and Procedures on Engaging Employees, Workers and Third-Party Suppliers

Guidance on the different types of appointments UCL use for employees and directly paid workers.


This guidance clarifies the types of contracts that UCL uses for different working arrangements, including how and when they can be used.

Contents include

  • Introduction
  • Engaging Employees on a Contract of Employment
  • Open-ended contracts
  • Open-ended contracts with funding/project end dates
  • Fixed-term contracts
  • Fixed-term PGTA contracts
  • Fixed-term apprenticeship contract
  • Monitoring Employment Contract End Dates
  • Engaging Workers
  • As and When workers
  • Unitemps
  • Agency Staff
  • Payment for a one-duty- visiting lecturers 
  • Payment for a one-duty- other types of work
  • Third-Party Suppliers
  •  Summary of differences between Worker (inside IR35) and Third-Party Supplier (outside of IR35)
  • Common Scenarios

Who should read this guidance

  • All staff involved in staff recruitment or contracts


Last updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2024