Essential support for under 25s


1 of 2 < >

Chat guideline change

We recently updated our chat guideline around discussing eating issues. Take a look here for more info.
2 of 2 < >

Post of The Month (June)

Jellyelephant is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community:

"Hey notagain

Just wanted to drop by and say I hope you are okay. Remember a relapse doesn't mean the end of recovery. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep fighting lovely girl <3"
(Click for full post)
See more
See less

'substantive post'

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 'substantive post'

    what does this mean when it's in a job description? iv googled it and still can't find anything :-/
    they are loaded with prejudices, not based upon anything in reality,but based on... if something is new, they reject it immediately because itís frightening to them. what they do instead is just stay with the familiar.

  • #2
    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
    DrPirate is technically my little brother apparently - even though hes like a bazillion foot taller than me (OK 6 inches)


    • #3

      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.

      "You can not become if you only said what you would have done." So Do-it.


      Hide this page

      Local Advice Finder

      Find local services

      The Mix. Registered charity number: 1048995