Secondment unlikely to be approved..

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Ginmakesitallok Wed 04-Jul-18 16:32:57

What can I do? A great opportunity has arisen for me - perfect job, more ££, promoted post. My boss has said she's not likely to be able to approve it. I'm gutted. I know she has her reasons, but that's me stuck in a team I don't want to be in, under paid and under valued. Could take it as a fixed term post, but no guarantee it would be permanent and with 20 years service is a big risk. Any suggestions?

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flopsyandjim Wed 04-Jul-18 19:45:39

secondments aren't normally made permanent. I'm assuming it's an internal position, same company? What reasons does she give for not approving it? Could you ask your union for advice?

Ginmakesitallok Wed 04-Jul-18 19:50:40

Secondments are often made permanent in our organisation - but not guaranteed. Another team member (whose work doesn't overlap with mine) is going on may leave soon. Department was meant to be being reorganised - but nothing has happened in 2 years. My job is slowly disappearing, I'm being deskilled, but there's none else who can do the shit I'm doing.

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Redcliff Wed 04-Jul-18 21:45:38

Do you mean an internal move (where I work secondment means moving to a different organisations)?

Ginmakesitallok Wed 04-Jul-18 21:48:06

It's a secondment to a different part of the same organisation - they have completely different services /budgets /management

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Zephyrsinskyatnight Wed 04-Jul-18 21:50:31

Did you provide notice or ask permission ln of applying for secondment? Asking for permission is required in our company.

Have you discussed how you feel with manager in 121s to get a plan in place to motivate you?

Ginmakesitallok Wed 04-Jul-18 22:05:41

I have to have her support. I've talked about it a little with her, but she doesn't get it.

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daisychain01 Thu 05-Jul-18 04:41:33

The secret of a secondment is succession planning. You're effectively creating a "problem" to your manager by wanting to be released to do a different job as it creates a vacancy she then has to try and fill for x months or years. Normally a secondment is done on the basis of loan + backfill. Because she has the power to decline your move, it puts the problem to you.

Your only hope is if you can identify someone who could do your job for you. If you can't, then the secondment is a busted flush I'm afraid. Happened to me - it's a prime example of selfish management. Keep seeking out different alternatives, don't languish In a role that's de-skilling you.

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