My Other Leave

The trust offers flexible, modern employment practices to support a sensible and healthy balance between work and home and our Special Leave Policy below provides more detailed guidance on what action to take in light of unpredictable demands and events

I need time off because I care for someone who is ill, what do I do?

The trust recognises that from time to time, some people will need to take time out of work to take care of others. Please contact your line manager and advise them of the situation and discuss how the situation might last.  Your line manager will discuss with you how this time should be taken on a case by case basis. More detailed information can be found within our Special Leave Policy (below).

I have a medical appointment that falls when I am due to be at work, what do I do?

As soon as are aware of the appointment you need to inform your line manager, of the time off you require. Your line manager will discuss with you how this time should be taken on a case by case basis. More detailed information can be found within our Special Leave Policy (below). 

I can’t get into work because of bad weather, what do I do?

There may be occasions during the year when some employees can either not get to work on time, need to go home early or are unable to travel, due to severe weather conditions. If this is the case, you should notify your manager of the situation as soon as possible. Your line manager will discuss with you how this time should be taken on a case by case basis. . More detailed information can be found within our Special Leave Policy (below). 

I have been summoned to attend Jury Service, what do I do?

You must provide your line manager with a copy of the summons. During the duration of your Jury Service, you may not be required for the full 10 days and/or you may be required for a longer duration for continuity purposes, if this is the case it’s your duty to inform your line manager (or deputy) and return to work when you are no longer required. More detailed information can be found within our Special Leave Policy (below).

How can I take shared parental leave?

Please speak to your line manager giving a minimum of 8 weeks’ notice prior to your anticipated shared parental leave date. Your manager will be able to advise you on the process, your eligibility and entitlement to Shared Parental leave, and what is required from you with regards to this. More detailed information can be found within our Special Leave Policy (below).

How do I request Compassionate Leave?

The trust aims to support you during periods of distress and could provide up to 5 days leave depending on the situation. These situations, whether planned or unplanned, should be approached supportive approach from your manager so please speak to them in confidence about your needs. Further details can be found within our Special Leave Policy (below).

For other situations such as dealing with emergencies involving dependent’s and domestic responsibilities, time off for public duties, our employment break scheme and extended carers leave, please download the policy (see related documents below)