Shorter Working Year Scheme

The purpose of the shorter working year scheme is to permit staff of the University to balance their working arrangements with outside commitments, including the school holiday periods of their children. Under the terms of the scheme, special leave is available as a period of not less than 2 and not more than 13 consecutive weeks. The leave may be taken as one continuous period, or as a maximum of 3 separate periods each consisting of not less than 2 weeks and not exceeding 13 weeks in total. The period of leave shall be unpaid special leave.

Eligibility to apply
To be eligible to apply for participation in the scheme, a person must have successfully completed their probationary period.

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