You get at least 25 days’ holiday to use between 1 April and 31 March, and after working five years you get an extra five days’ holiday.
If you want to book holiday go to Employee Self Service (ESS) on SAP.
If you don’t yet have access to SAP, book holiday with your line manager and then enter it into SAP when you have access.
The amount of holiday you get will depend on your terms and conditions. The holiday entitlements below are for employees on Buckinghamshire Council Terms and Conditions.
If you are on AVDC, BCC, C&SB, or WDC terms and conditions, you will get a different amount of holiday. For more information please use the links below:
- Aylesbury Vale District Council
- Buckinghamshire County Council
- Chiltern and South Bucks Council
- Wycombe District Council
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When you start working for the council, or when you leave, the amount of holiday you’re entitled to is worked out according to the number of days you’ll have worked during the current leave year, ie:
Your total annual leave entitlement ÷ 365 x the number of days worked.
If you’re a part-time employee your annual leave is worked out on a pro-rata basis, and calculated in hours. Your quota is shown in SAP Employee Self Service (ESS).
Public holidays will be automatically credited to you, but at the beginning of the leave year you need to book all public holidays as a full working day.
If you begin working part way through the leave year, SAP Portal will automatically calculate the hours.
Term time only entitlement
If you work on a term-time only basis, you don’t get any holiday in addition to the time you’re off when not working.
You may be able to ‘buy’ up to two weeks’ extra holiday. You pay for the extra time by having the appropriate amount deducted from your salary.
You won’t be able to do this if:
- You’re on a contract of less than 12 months.
- You work in a school or work only term time.
- Buying more holiday would take your hourly rate below the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.
After you’ve worked for the council for five years you’ll receive an extra five days’ leave. If you work part time, the extra holiday will be pro rata.
If you’re full time you get public holidays off and you don’t need to enter this in SAP Employee Self Service (ESS).
If you're part-time you get a pro rata number of hours off for each public holiday. This is automatically added on to your annual leave amount. For example if you work 30 hours per week then you’re entitled to six hours for each bank holiday, and this will be added to your annual leave at the beginning of the new leave year.
If a public holiday falls on one of your working days, you’ll need to book it off as a full working day. If a bank holiday falls on a non-working day, SAP will not deduct the hours and you will gain a one-fifth allowance.
If you get ill when on holiday (or over a bank holiday) we’ll count this as having time off sick, but you will need a doctor’s certificate from a GP or hospital.
Tell your manager as soon as you can, and they will enter this absence on SAP via Manager Self Service (MSS).
We encourage you to take any remaining holiday before you go off on maternity, paternity or adoption leave. If you do have any left over it may be added to the end of your time away. For details see the Family Friendly Leave Guidance.
The time you’re away on maternity, paternity or adoption leave will count towards the five years’ service total.
Generally you should use up your holiday quota before you stop working here. In some circumstances you may get a payment for any unused holiday included in your final salary payment.
However, sometimes you may have taken more holiday than you’re entitled to at the point when you leave (if it’s part way through the leave year). If so, the appropriate amount will be deducted from your final salary payment