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Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

The University is running a trial of a new Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

The scheme was discussed as part of the proposals agreed with the UCU and the Staff Forum during Summer 2020 and it being run initially on a trial basis for the annual leave year running from October 2021 to September 2022.

The scheme will allow staff to purchase up to an additional 10 days of annual leave (pro rata for part-time employees) and spread the cost of doing so over a year through a deduction in monthly salary. This is available for all staff who are on a regular annual leave scheme and book their annual leave through the online booking system on Employee Self Service.  Applications will be subject to approval from line managers.

You will not be eligible if you are not on a regular annual leave scheme (e.g casual workers), the deductions would take your pay below the level of the National Minimum Wage or the change to your salary would impact your visa eligibility.

For this trial year, there will be a single window during which applications under the scheme will need to be made.   This will run from 1 June until 31 July.  You will only be able to apply once and only during the application open dates.


Application form