How do I accumulate leave? How many leave hours can I carry over to the next calendar year?
With the Flexible Working Hours, Holiday and Leave Regulations you can choose to work two hours more or less than the standard working week of 38 hours.
Over a period of three, four or five years you can save a maximum of 72 leave hours each year for an uninterrupted, long-term period of leave.
You are required to request leave digitally via Self Service .
You can find further information about adoption leave, special leave, emergency leave, parental leave, carer’s leave and maternity leave here.
You can take parental leave if you care for a child who is younger than eight. You are also entitled to parental leave for an adopted child, foster child or stepchild living at your address.
If you are pregnant, you are entitled to a minimum of 16 weeks pre and post maternity leave.
If you adopt a child you are entitled to four weeks of paid adoption leave.
Information about short-term and long-term special leave. You may qualify for special leave if you move house or attend a wedding or funeral of a family member.
Emergency leave is leave that you can take if you unexpectedly need to take time off from your work due to an emergency or special personal circumstances.
You qualify for carer’s leave if you have a sick child, partner or parents who require care.