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Moving to part-time - what are the implications?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by IsmenesSister, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Hello
    I'm looking to relocate to the other side of England. Jobs in my specialism are rare and one has come up but it would mean moving from a full-time to a part-time post. This is not currently a necessity for me (might be a few years down the line if I have children) but it is also not a problem (i.e. my partner and I could afford it for now).
    My question is, what financial implications do I need to be aware of other than the obvious difference in pay i.e. will pensions/taxes etc be affected?
    Also, it would mean moving from a state grammar to independent payscale - what implications might this have?
    Answers or directions to where I might find them would be most appreciated!
  2. modgepodge

    modgepodge Established commenter

    Well, obviously you'll pay less taxes (yay) and less in to your pension (not sure what impact this has). Independents can pay what they like, so you may find a considerable rise or drop in salary.
  3. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Full-timers have each school year counted as one year towards their pension. If they work 35 years,their pension is based on 35 years. For part-timers,each school year only counts for the pro rata they have worked.
  4. You need to check if the school is a member of TPS. If it is check out how long you will be able to pay into the pension once the changes come in.
  5. Thank you all for your advice - very useful!
  6. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    If you are moving sectors you may not have sufficient service in the new sector for maternity pay if starting a family in the near future. If you do generate enough service before going on ML, you will only get ML pay based on your p/t salary.
    Ditto for sick pay entitlements.

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