A Sessional contract is for a variable number of hours as we need flexibility and the hours for this type of work will fluctuate. Staff on this type of contract will normally be given their hours of work for the term ahead (and sometimes for the whole academic year). Some ‘bank’ roles will be offered hours on an ad-hoc basis.
Sessional staff on teaching contracts are paid 40% of their hourly rate for every hour they teach to take account of the extra duties required of a lecturer. These would include preparation, marking, attending meetings etc.
All staff on this type of contract also have their holiday pay paid to them each month and usually take their time off during the normal College holidays at Christmas, Easter and during the summer. The calculation is made taking into account the pro-rata holiday entitlement to that of a full time member of staff.