How much holiday am I entitled to?
All employees are entitled to 28 days annual leave (pro rata). We pre-book up to 13 of these days on the Bank Holiday and Christmas Holiday dates listed here, for all employees who would usually work on those days. For employees working five days per week, this leaves 15 flexible days to book. Part-time employees should check their contract of employment, or contact the HR Department, to confirm their holiday entitlement.
When does the annual leave year start and finish?
The annual leave year begins on 1st June and ends on 31st May the following year.
Can I carry over unused holiday to the next year?
No, annual leave cannot be carried over to another holiday year, unless agreed in writing by the CEO, in advance.
What should I do if I am sick or injured?
Absences should ONLY occur where sickness or injury prevent you from working, or for unavoidable emergencies. If you cannot come to work, you MUST call your supervisor before 9am on each morning of your absence. If you cannot speak directly to your supervisor, you should speak to another manager, or the HR Officer. If you are off for more than 7 consecutive days, you must acquire a doctors fit note. When you return to work, you must complete an absence self certification form.
What do I do if I have a doctors or dentist appointment?
All appointments, including doctors appointments, should be agreed in advance using a leave request form. These will be unpaid, unless you choose to book the day off as annual leave.
What should I do if I need more time off but I don't have enough annual leave left?
It is important that you ensure that your annual leave is spread out suitably during the year to allow you adequate time to rest. If you require time off but you do not have enough annual leave remaining, you may request unpaid authorised leave by completing a leave request form and ticking the unpaid additional leave box. Unpaid leave is not an entitlement and will only be granted at the discretion of the CEO.
How and when do I get paid?
All employees are paid weekly in arrears via a direct bank transfer. All hours worked are paid on the Friday of the following week. For example, if you work from Monday 1st June to Friday 5th June, you would be paid on Friday 12th June.