Buying additional leave

The scheme is open to all support, administrative and other academic-related staff

  • whose terms and conditions of employment specify a 25-day annual leave entitlement (or equivalent in hours or a pro-rata equivalent), and
  • who have completed six months' continuous service at the time of making their request.

Staff can request up to 10 days of additional leave per annual leave year; for full-time staff, each day's leave costs 1/260th of their annual salary.  The cost can be paid in one go or spread over six months' salary instalments.

Requests should be made as early as possible; there are deadlines of the beginning of and half-way through the leave year for requests for additional leave in the following six months.


Related links

Buying additional leave scheme (PDF 63KB)

Buying additional leave form (Word, 137KB)

Career breaks

Annual leave entitlement

Salary scales