Everyone who works full time for the council gets at least 22 days off, although you can ‘buy’ more time off if you want.
You can also take time off for compassionate reasons or if you’re a carer.
You can take up to 3 days per year (pro rata'd for part time staff) as paid volunteering leave. If you would like to take volunteering leave, please speak to your manager. Volunteer leave can be booked on SAP using the drop down box to select 'Volunteering' as the leave type. For more information on how to book leave using SAP please click the following link: How to book leave
If you have received summons to complete jury service, you will need to request Jury Service leave via SAP.To make the request, go to the SAP Launchpad - SAP Employee Self Service (ESS) and choose ‘Leave’ - ‘Jury Service’. Your line manager will need to approve the leave in the same way that they do annual leave.
Whilst on Jury Service you will get your normal pay for the duration of your leave. As there is no loss of earnings, you do not need to complete the ‘Certificate of Loss of Earnings’ which you will receive. You can still claim some expenses from the court, for example for travel, if applicable.
Please note, jury service requests for casual staff members would need to be reviewed on a case by case basis so please talk to your line manager in the first instance.
For further information please contact the HR Service Desk via Service Now.
Click here for more information about Jury Service.