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Consultancy and Secondary Employment Policy

The Consultancy and Secondary Employment Policy outlines the framework within which ECU employees are to undertake consulting work in the name of the University or, in a personal capacity, engage in secondary employment.

University Consultancy

University consultancies are consultancy services provided to a third party in the name of the University by employees. The relevant Delegated Authority must approve all University Consultancies executed in the name of the University prior to their commencement.

Secondary Employment

Secondary employment includes any engagement or employment of an employee in addition to his or her position at ECU and may include self-employment, independent contracting, consulting or employment by a family business and, for the purpose of this policy, any appointment as adjunct to another institution or agency.

Employees may only engage in Secondary Employment after declaring any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest (using the prescribed Conflicts of Interest Disclosure form) and satisfying the University that the conflict can be managed in accordance with the ECU Conflicts of Interest Policy.

Directorships, Partnerships, Board Memberships or Trusts

Prior to accepting any non-University made appointment to a partnership, directorship of a company, board membership or involvement in the affairs of a trust, an employee must:

  1. obtain written consent from the University by completing the “Approval - Directorships, Partnerships, Board Memberships and Trusts” form  unless the relevant legal entity is a not-for-profit, charity, school or council; and
  2. declare any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest in accordance with the Conflicts of Interest Policy regardless of the status of the legal entity.
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