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Annual Leave and Fixed Holidays

 

The annual leave year runs from 1st September - 31st August. The amount of paid annual leave and the number of fixed leave days you are entitled to is dependent upon your employee group and length of service.  
The fixed leave days for 2019/20 are shown below.
10 fixed leave days per year:
·       Christmas / New Year – Tuesday 24 December 2019 – Thursday 2 January 2020 (inclusive)
·       Good Friday – Friday 10 April 2020
·       Easter Monday – Monday 13 April 2020
 
​Employees at grade 8 and above who joined the University before 1 June 2018 have a fixed leave entitlement of fourteen fixed leave days per year.  These employees can opt to convert four of these fixed days to personal entitlement to have the standard fixed leave entitlement of ten days (two at Easter and eight over Christmas).​
 
 The table below shows full time annual leave entitlement comprising personal holiday and fixed leave entitlement for all employee groups.  Employees who work part-time receive a pro-rated personal and fixed leave entitlement.

 

Employee Group

Personal Holiday entitlement

Fixed Leave entitlement

Total entitlement

Days

Hours

Days

Hours

Hours

Academic HE2000 / Research

36 days

252 hours

10 days

70 hours

322 hours

PS <5 years Reckonable Service 

26 days

188.5 hours

10 days

72.5 hours

261 hours

PS >5 years Reckonable Service 

31 days

224.75 hours

10 days

72.5 hours

297.25 hours

Support Senior Manager (grade 8-10) 1

31 days

224.75 hours

10 days

 72.5 hours

297.25 hours

Academic Senior Manager (grade 8-10) 2

31 days

217 hours

10 days

70 hours

287 hours

1 Support Senior Managers (grade 8 and above) who joined the University before 1 June 2018 and who do not opt to convert four of their fixed leave days to personal holiday entitlement will have will have 27 days / 195.75 hours personal holiday entitlement and 14 days / 101.5 hours fixed leave entitlement. 

 

2 Academic Senior Managers (grade 8 and above) who joined the University before 1 June 2018 and who do not opt to convert four of their fixed leave days to personal holiday entitlement will have will have 27 days / 189 hours personal holiday entitlement and 14 days / 98 hours fixed leave entitlement.

 

 If you start work with the University after the start of the leave year your entitlement for that year will be calculated on a pro-rata basis. You do not have to work for any specified period of time before taking annual leave, but if you leave the University and have taken more than your entitlement for the period you worked, this will be deducted from your final salary.

You are encouraged to take your annual leave entitlement within the leave year period to ensure you have a sufficient period of rest and must, as a minimum take your statutory leave each year. A maximum of five days (pro-rated for employees who work part time) can be carried forward into the following leave year and can be taken at any point during that leave year.
To view your leave entitlement for the current leave year, please log-into HR Connect. If you have any queries, please contact the HR Team on x3344.
Please click here to view the Annual Leave Policy​

Requesting Annual Leave

You should use HR Connect to request annual leave which must be agreed and authorised by your line manager in advance of taking it. Annual leave will not be unreasonably withheld, however, it may not always be possible to grant leave when you want it. You are advised not to make holiday arrangements until requested time off has been authorised.

 
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