When several people on the Employee Transfer Register all meet the essential criteria for a role, anyone facing redundancy takes priority, and anyone facing redundancy and on maternity, adoption, or shared parental leave has top priority.

To be considered for a role you have to meet the essential criteria (things like your experience, qualifications, etc). If more than one person meets the essential criteria, then some people take priority and will be offered the role first.

Anyone who has been given notice of redundancy or is on a fixed term contract coming to an end will take priority over someone on the register because of ill health or disability.

If there are several people all facing redundancy or the end of a fixed term contract, someone on maternity, adoption, or shared parental leave would take priority. This is because the law requires us to automatically offer a suitable vacancy to someone on maternity, adoption, or shared parental leave.