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FE lecturer pay negotiation

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by leighshields, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. leighshields

    leighshields New commenter


    Since September I have been teaching at an independent FE college on a 0.8 - this coming September I have been offered a full time contract and would like to know if anyone has experience negotiating the terms when accepting such an offer - namely, would requesting a move up the pay scale be appropriate?

    Thanks you for any responses
  2. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I'd say that a request is fine. They obviously want you (well done on the FT contract) so remind them of all of the things they want you for. Just remember that FE budgets have been pared to the bone and any potential knockback doesn't reflect badly on you, it just means the pot is empty.
  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    You absolutely MUST ask.

    Enumerate in writing all the extra responsibilities you anticipate you will incur in addition to the extra day at work.

    Go for it.

    IF there's money in the pot and IF they badly need you then you'll get it. Supply and demand. If you've exceptional skills then you would deserve it.
    cazzmusic1 likes this.
  4. leighshields

    leighshields New commenter

    Thanks for you for your replies - I will go with the 'if you don't ask, you don't get' approach!
  5. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    That's definitely the approach to have :)
    Fingers crossed for you.

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