CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT
GUIDANCE NOTE AND TEMPLATE CONTRACT
When employing a member of staff it is important that you provide them with a contract of employment.
The contract sets out all of your requirements as an employer and the benefits that you are providing
to your employee.
By reading this guidance you will understand typical terms used in an employment contract and you will
have a template contract. The template should be used as a guide only as needs to be adapted to your
social enterprise and the employee.
For further information please also see our guidance note and template for the offer of employment
DLA Piper has produced these helpsheets as part of a collaborative project with UnLtd. DLA Piper is one of the largest business law firms in
the world with an extensive pro bono legal advice programme which assists social enterprises, charities and individuals across the globe.
UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest s