Fixed Term Contract of Employment


This contract is for employers who wish to hire an employee on a fixed term contract, either part time or full time.

It is not suitable for permanent employees nor is it suitable for any independent contractor, freelancer or consultant who you wish to engage. Template contracts for these alternative arrangements are available in the template shop. Visit the Employment Suite to see our full range of employment contracts, policies and bundles.

If you require support or advice on deciding which contract is right for you then please book a consultation call with our HR Partner, Pondcroft Consulting, who will talk you through the options and advise you of the best contract for your circumstances.

This fixed term contract is comprehensive and up to date with current UK employment legislation as well as best practice Human Resource Management. The contract is positioned to provide solid contractual protection for the employer whilst being fair to both parties, accessible and easy to read. 

Included with the contract is a comprehensive set of drafting notes to explain the clauses and provisions within the contract and to assist you in tailoring the contract for your business and the individual prospective employee you wish to hire. The contract can be used for any future hires you wish to make and the contract in the portal will be updated regularly to reflect any relevant changes in UK employment legislation.

It is anticipated that it should take you no more than 30 minutes to work through the drafting notes and complete the contract of employment ready to issue.

For our full range of employment contracts and HR policies, including great value bundles, visit the Employment Suite.



  1. You are purchasing a template document this does not create a solicitor client relationship and the template is not to be construed as legal advice.

  2. On purchase you will be sent a link to access your documents immediately.  At the point of purchase, you are confirming your express consent to receiving the download immediately. In agreeing to receive the download at the point of purchase you will lose your right to cancel and your right to a refund should you change your mind, so please consider your purchase carefully before placing it. If you do make your purchase and you decide that you would like to swap your template for another product or course, please get in touch and we will support you to change your purchase so that you have the legal documentation which best suits you and your business. 

Should you have any questions about your purchase we will be happy to assist. 

How do you create robust legal documents?

Almost every single entrepreneur feels a little out of their depth with legal documents. That's we created "Drafting Notes" which are included in every document bundle. 

You'll find a short PDF of guidance notes within the bundle to support you to edit and personalise your template documents to suit the way you run your business. The guidance notes explain which parts of the template you should amend and which parts you definitely shouldn't alter as those clauses are legally required.


What happens after I purchase?

Following successful purchase of this template you will be emailed with access to Kajabi, which is the online portal where your template will be stored. This means that you'll easily be able to find the documents and access them wherever and whenever you need them, even if you're not on your device.

Is there any guidance with the documents and what format are they in?

The template legal documents are Word documents and there are short PDF 'Drafting Notes' guidance booklets (less than 10 pages) for some of the templates within the bundle.

Before publishing the templates onto your site or using them to send to clients you will need to edit them for your business. The templates have square brackets where you need to enter your company information or chose an option e.g. to include or delete if these do not apply to your site, these sections have been highlighted for ease of use. By the time your template is ready to upload to your site there should be no square brackets remaining.

You should also read the ‘Drafting Notes’, not only will these help you to consider how to best protect your business but they also highlight some of the key elements and specific wording which reflect statutory requirements. These sections are mandatory and should not be changed.

It is anticipated that you will have reviewed and finalised your document within 30 minutes.

What happens if the law changes?

You might be surprised to hear that the law doesn't change that often. Rest assured that if things change, the law or just best practice, we will update our templates so that the latest most up-to-date and compliant version is always available for you in your Kajabi portal,

Is there anything else I should know?

If you have any doubts about editing or using this template you should seek professional legal advice.