2.2 Fee and sessional contracts
Fee contracts are normally raised for visiting professionals and practitioners who engaged to enhance the academic programme of study with industry expertise or to work on particular projects with students. As such, those on fee-based contacts are not expected to assess student work although you may be asked to discuss students’ performance informally with examining tutors.
Fee contacts are usually arranged by negotiation with the department or programme engaging you and will depend on the nature of the work you have been asked to undertake. For extended periods (for example those engaged to direct a production or act as production supervisors) the fee is offered on the basis of the work required to fulfil the task or project. For shorter periods of one week or less, the College currently pays the following rates:
- Half-day rate (3 hours) £100.00
- Full-day rate (6 hours) £180.00
- Full week (30 hours) £750.00
On being engaged, the College will send out a fee order stating the fee, the nature of the work, the dates or period of the engagement and payment points as appropriate, (for example if the fee is to be split half on signature and half on completion etc.)
Your fee is inclusive of all expenses and VAT.
Payment will not be made until receipt of an invoice by the Finance Department. You should ensure that your unique tax reference (UTR) number and the fee order number are included on your invoice. Your UTR can be found on your Inland Revenue Self-Assessment tax return. Failure to supply your UTR and fee order number may delay payment.
Payments are normally made 14 days after receipt of invoice.
For all tax and employment purposes you a self-employed person and you are responsible for all income tax liabilities and National Insurance or similar contributions in respect of your fees. As a self-employed such you are not an employee of the College but are providing professional services and are not entitled to any pension, bonus or other fringe benefits from the College
Access to ICT and LRC resources are limited and need to be arranged in advance with your Programme Director. The College is aware that this is an unsatisfactory arrangement and is exploring ways of streamlining access.