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Random salary questions about the job description I have to write

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GreatBigFatHeiferEnid Mon 17-Jan-05 16:15:02

I am trying to put together a coherent job description for an administrative assistant post in the arts centre where I work.

The job is part time 15 hours a week, someone has mentioned that 16 hours would be better for mums as they can then claim Family Tax Credit. Can anyone verify this? Its pretty poorly paid (£6 per hour) - anyone know what that is a year?

katzguk Mon 17-Jan-05 16:17:54

would it be about 5K per annum if 16 hours a week eg. 16 x 6 x 52

jampots Mon 17-Jan-05 16:18:06

15hours x £6ph = £90pw x 52 weeks = £4680

GreatBigFatHeiferEnid Mon 17-Jan-05 16:18:45

so whats that if it were a full-time job? I want to put £x,xxx pro rata IYSWIM

katzguk Mon 17-Jan-05 16:19:39

ahhh would it be

40 x 6 x 52?

if it was a 40 hour week, i think our admin staff do 35 hrs

GreatBigFatHeiferEnid Mon 17-Jan-05 16:20:21

how do you know whether it should be a 35, 39 or 40 hour week? arrghh

katzguk Mon 17-Jan-05 16:20:33

so thatb would be

12,480 for a 40 h week
10,920 for a 35 h week

katzguk Mon 17-Jan-05 16:21:00

i guess you could just decide it for yourself?

madness Mon 17-Jan-05 16:23:39

Not sure how up to date this information is but have heared before about the 16hours/wk....

Working Tax Credit
You are entitled to the Working Tax Credit if you are employed or self-employed and:

are paid for working 16 hours or more per week
expect to work for at least another four weeks.
In addition you should:

be aged 16 or over and have responsibility for at least one child, or
be aged 16 or over and be disabled, or
be aged 25 or over and work at least 30 hours a week

katzguk Mon 17-Jan-05 16:23:46

and to get family's credit it is 16 h just checked website

GreatBigFatHeiferEnid Mon 17-Jan-05 16:24:24

maybe I'll just say £6 per hour

GreatBigFatHeiferEnid Mon 17-Jan-05 16:24:43

thanks will make it 16 hours

serenity Mon 17-Jan-05 16:29:16

You may think that is poorly paid, Enid, but it's more than Sainsburys etc pays - sounds like a good job to me!

GreatBigFatHeiferEnid Mon 17-Jan-05 16:29:54

Its a lovely job too especially if you are interested in the arts/education.

motherinferior Mon 17-Jan-05 16:34:08

Try asking the Daycare Trust lot, Enid, they should be able to give you definitive info on family tax credit etc.

weightwatchingwaterwitch Mon 17-Jan-05 16:35:55

If you wanted to advertise a pro rata rate I think the usual thing would be to work out what it would be full time, i.e. 6/hour x 37.5 (or whatever you consider a full time week) x 52 = and advertise it at 11,700 pro rata. That's my understanding anyway when I see 'pro rata' applying to part time jobs, but I could be wrong. I think it would be clearer though to advertise it at 6/hr @ 16 hours/week!

Marina Mon 17-Jan-05 16:36:45

Standard office working week is 35 hours rather than 40 if you do want to pro-rata it Enid.
I always think pro-rata salaries on p/t jobs are a low trick because the actual salary paid is always and inevitably teeny-tiny in comparison.
Assume you will not be putting "self-pitying old vixens welcome to apply" in the ad?

GreatBigFatHeiferEnid Mon 17-Jan-05 16:39:54

marina lol - shes actually told everyone that she has been sacked so its been fun and laughter here (not)

Marina Mon 17-Jan-05 17:03:10

I'm sure there must be something legal you could do to her to stop her disseminating this kind of lie - maybe even a solicitor's letter would stop her in her tracks. What a huge PITA.

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