Accessibility navigation

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme launched

Staff Benefits icon

As part of the proposals agreed with the UCU and the Staff Forum during Summer 2020, the University has launched an Annual Leave Purchase Scheme. The scheme will allow colleagues to opt 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 their monthly salary.

Initially the Scheme will be implemented on a trial basis for the 2021/22 annual leave year. A review will then be undertaken to determine if it is viable to operate on an ongoing basis.

This scheme is available to everyone on a regular annual leave scheme, who 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 until 31 July. Applications received after 31 July will not be considered. You will only be able to apply once and only during the application open dates.

For more information, including how to apply, please go to Annual Leave Purchase Scheme webpage.

Page navigation

Search Form

Main navigation