Annual Leave Purchase Scheme – coming soon

July 22nd, 2021

The Annual Leave Purchase Scheme is due to be launched in August, with a 6-week enrolment period running from Monday 16 August to Friday 24 September.

Eligible staff* will be able to purchase up to 1 week of additional holiday (pro-rata for part time staff) for the 21/22 holiday year. Any annual leave purchased through the scheme needs to be booked in line with normal holiday booking processes and staff are encouraged to discuss plans with their manager prior to enrolling.

As many will have leave planned during August, alongside planning for the new academic year, advanced notice of the application window has been provided to increased time to discuss any plans with your line manager. More guidance including a manager guide, FAQ’s and how to enrol will be communicated in August.

*Please note, staff on fractional or term time contracts are not eligible to apply to this scheme as the nature of their role requires them to be present during term-time and , therefore,  it would not be possible to agree additional leave.

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July 27th, 2021 at 9:34 pm

Michelle Dabell

How does this work for domestic services ?

August 9th, 2021 at 9:37 am

Cyrus M

Hi Michelle. The scheme should work exactly the same across departments, but if you have a specific question relating to Domestic Services, please contact our HR Team. Thanks.

July 28th, 2021 at 10:13 am


What about staff whoes annual leave yer runs from Jan -Dec

August 9th, 2021 at 9:35 am

Cyrus M

Hi Anne-Marie. For those who have a Jan-Dec holiday year, the scheme works the same – You will sign up in August and then the deductions will begin in January 2022. Thanks, hope that helps.

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