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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    bolton, UK

    '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. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Never Neverland
    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. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    St Albans, Hertfordshire

    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.

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