University Of Bristol Annual Leave

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University Of Bristol Annual Leave

University Of Bristol Annual Leave

Particular terms and conditions of employment for staff on grades J and above (and equivalent)

1. Working hours

Staff in these grades:

  1. do not have specified hours of work and have the professional autonomy to work flexibly as required to meet the demands of their job. Part-time appointments will be specified as a fixed percentage of a full-time contract.
  2. have the right to a reasonable workload which allows them to contain their work within socially acceptable working hours. A Workload Agreement provides a framework for determining reasonable demands and resolving any difficulties which emerge. A copy of this agreement is currently available at http://www.bris.ac.uk/hr/policies/; and
  3. will not be entitled to any overtime payment or formal time off in lieu (“TOIL”) but will be able to work flexibly to keep their hours within reasonable limits.

2. Initial service review

2.1 All new appointments are subject to an initial service review period in accordance with the Initial Service Review Policy (Appendix 1 of Ordinance 26). The first 12 months of employment will comprise the initial service review period. This may be extended subject to Ordinance 26. During the initial service review period suitability for the post will be established. Throughout the initial service review period a member of staff’s suitability for the post will be reviewed and if found satisfactory their employment will be confirmed at the end of the period. For further information please see the Initial Service Review Procedure (Ordinance 25) and the Initial Service Review Policy (Appendix 1 of Ordinance 26) which are currently available at http://www.bris.ac.uk/hr/policies/

3. Holiday

3.1 Holiday pay will be calculated using the basic rate of pay. All entitlements are pro rata for part-time staff. (See 3.4)

3.2 The annual leave entitlement for full-time staff, effective from January 2007, is 40 days made up as follows:

  1. Annual leave (25 days)
    Staff will be entitled to 25 days to be taken at any time during the year, subject to operational requirements and the approval of the Head of Department who will not unreasonably withhold consent. (Clinical Lecturers, Consultant Senior Lecturers and Clinical Professors – Refer to NHS Annual Leave Entitlements).
  2. Public Holidays (currently 8 working days)
    Staff will be entitled to paid leave currently on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, late Summer Bank Holiday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
  3. University closure days (7 working days)
    Staff will be entitled to paid leave currently on Easter Tuesday, the day after Late Summer Bank Holiday and on 5 other days to be fixed each year around the Christmas break.

3.3 Holiday in addition to the above entitlement may be taken in the following circumstances:

  1. Recognised First Aiders (1 additional day)
    Staff who become a trained and departmentally recognised first aider are entitled to an additional day’s holiday in each year in addition to the above entitlements while they continue in the role.
  2. Union Safety Representatives(1 additional day)
    Union safety representatives are entitled to an additional one day’s leave in each holiday year in addition to the above entitlements, while they continue in the role.

3.4 Part-time staff are entitled to holidays, holiday pay is calculated on the same basis as full-time staff, pro rata, i.e. the proportion of FTE x 40 days (+ any additional allowance). For example, staff working 0.6 FTE are entitled to 24 days (0.6 x 40). Where public holidays and University closure days fall on a normal working day, the appropriate amount of hours for that day should be deducted from the overall total.