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Dear Theo and others.... Made redundant then offered job back (for less money!)

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Macbentie, May 7, 2012.

  1. Dear Theo and others, I was an advisory teacher for PE working for School Sports Partnerships for the last 6 years up until Aug 11 when I was made redundant. During this time I was paid on the teachers pay scale and passed threshold to UPS 1.
    Last week I was left a voicemail from my previous employer (PDM) saying that they needed me to teach for two days a week for the next academic year as some primaries had asked for my specialism for the whole year.
    They asked what my job situation was (currently supply teaching, getting quite a bit of work but out of my field in SEN which I am enjoying) and stated that they know I am not a coach but asked what the minimum I would be prepared to work for was! As of yet I haven't spoken to the PDM and am unsure what to do. Can you advise me of any legal implications of being re-employed in the same job I was previously made redundant from (possibly with a decreased wage)
    Being on supply money is tight and this would be guaranteed work for the next year, I am thinking about requesting that I am paid on UPS 1 instead of some other agreement as doing this would rule out full time/long term supply work and will not be worth my while. Although in the back of my mind is that there are few PE jobs out there and they tend to go to cheaper teachers more so than jobs in SEN (I have been getting interviews in this sector as a result of my supply experience) so I am unsure whether going for this will affect future employment chances.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks :)
     
  2. Dear Theo and others, I was an advisory teacher for PE working for School Sports Partnerships for the last 6 years up until Aug 11 when I was made redundant. During this time I was paid on the teachers pay scale and passed threshold to UPS 1.
    Last week I was left a voicemail from my previous employer (PDM) saying that they needed me to teach for two days a week for the next academic year as some primaries had asked for my specialism for the whole year.
    They asked what my job situation was (currently supply teaching, getting quite a bit of work but out of my field in SEN which I am enjoying) and stated that they know I am not a coach but asked what the minimum I would be prepared to work for was! As of yet I haven't spoken to the PDM and am unsure what to do. Can you advise me of any legal implications of being re-employed in the same job I was previously made redundant from (possibly with a decreased wage)
    Being on supply money is tight and this would be guaranteed work for the next year, I am thinking about requesting that I am paid on UPS 1 instead of some other agreement as doing this would rule out full time/long term supply work and will not be worth my while. Although in the back of my mind is that there are few PE jobs out there and they tend to go to cheaper teachers more so than jobs in SEN (I have been getting interviews in this sector as a result of my supply experience) so I am unsure whether going for this will affect future employment chances.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks :)
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    This is, at the very least, flattering.
    Also a tad annoying, I would guess!
    I'm sorry, no I can't. I have no legal training and this may be a grey area. You need to talk to your union regional office about this, as part of your decision-making process over this offer.
    That I doubt. If you have the SEN experience that they want, then the fact that you also do P.E. (and they won't know at what salary) should affect the SEN employment.
    Good luck with it!
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