The number of days' paid holiday to which an employee is entitled in each leave year is specified in the contract of employment. For support and academic-related staff, further information is set out in section 3.8 of the staff handbook.
For staff with less than a year's service, or whose circumstances change during the year (for example, due to a change of hours, or leaving employment) the amount of annual holiday allowed will normally be calculated on a pro rata basis.
Holiday accrual begins from the first day of employment.
Holidays are to be taken at times approved in advance by the Head of Department (who will not unreasonably withhold consent). The normal leave year runs from 1 October to 30 September.
Up to 5 days of any balance of the annual entitlement may only be carried forward from one year to the next in exceptional circumstances and with the agreement of the Head of Department [during the Coronavirus pandemic additional rules apply - see the relevant section below]. Some departments may operate slightly different annual leave year periods (for example, April to March) due to the nature of the work carried out and/or other external factors.
For further details on the calculation used to determine the value of a day's holiday pay, please contact email@example.com.