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'substantive post'

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
what does this mean when it's in a job description? iv googled it and still can't find anything :-/

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would say that it is a post which has a lot of responsibility within a company but not necessarily high up enough to be on the Senior Management Team
  • Olly_BOlly_B Mod-u-like Posts: 222 Settling in
    Hi,

    Substantive post/position generally means that it's your main role.

    For example, if you go on secondment (you do another job for a fixed amount of time), you could refer to the job you usually do as your substantive position. Or, it could be used referring to someone on maternity leave who comes back to take up their substantive post (eg the job they had before they went on maternity leave).

    It's difficult to know what it means in a job description without knowing the context, but if it's unclear why not contact the employer and asking them to explain what this means in terms of the role.

    Olly
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