Terms of Employment – Part-Time


Part-time employment is similar to full-time, however working fewer hours per week. Employees are considered to be part-time if they commonly work fewer than 30 or 35 hours per week, with shifts that are often rotational.

How are you paid?

Much like full-time, some employers may pay you in cash, however the most common method of receiving your wage is through your bank account, whether it be on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. This has a major benefit of being safe and secure.


Part-Time employment often comes with many benefits that are not typically offered to temporary or flexible workers. Like full-time, part-time workers should get the same treatment for:

  • Pay Rates (including sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay)
  • Pension opportunities and benefits
  • Holiday Entitlement
  • Training and career development
  • Annual leave
  • A guarantee of regular shifts and weekly hours that should not be altered without notice
  • A guarantee of weekly earnings that allows for budgeting
  • An access to minimum notice requirements for termination, redundancy and change of allocated hours

Other advantages associated with part time employment include:

  • Fewer hours spent at work gives you more time to spend with your family and friends, especially if you have children or elderly relatives.
  • If considering a career change, working part-time in various roles allows you to dip you toe in the water to see which path is right for you.
  • You have the opportunity to study or undertake vocational training whilst earning money at the same time.


  • Majority of part-time workers don’t earn benefits, such as health insurance or eligibility for an employer-sponsored pension plan.
  • Usually you will receive a lower income, due to the less amount of hours you are required to work.
  • Part-time workers generally have less responsibilities, influence and power than full-time workers.

Examples of Part-Time Job Adverts











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