Terms and Conditions of Employment

Summary of Terms and Conditions of Employment

Working Hours

Our standard full time hours are 8.45am - 5.15pm, Monday to Wednesday and 8.45am - 5.00pm, Thursday and Friday.

However, we operate a flexi time scheme which provides you with flexibility over start and finish times, subject to the needs of the business.

Annual Leave

Your leave entitlement will be a basic 23 working days in a full leave year (pro rata for part time staff). Your leave year will begin the month you commence employment. (The minimum leave entitlement of officers who, immediately prior to the commencement of the leave year, have had not less than five years' continuous service under one or more local authorities, is 27 days.) As from the 1st April 1986 additional annual leave will be granted on the following basis:-

After 5 years continuous service 4 extra days

After 10 years continuous service 1 extra day

After 15 years continuous service 1 further extra day

After 20 years continuous service 1 further extra day

As well as annual leave entitlement there are 8 days which are Bank Holidays. On top of these days the Council grants 3 extra statutory days during the Christmas period.

Probation Period

All new employees are subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probation period (including those from another Public Authority).

Notice Periods

The first six months of your employment with us will be a probationary period. During this time, employment may be terminated by one week's written notice from either side after following the relevant procedure.

Following satisfactory completion of the probationary period, the minimum periods of notice to which you are entitled are:-

Period of Continuous Employment Minimum Notice

Four weeks or more, but less than two years 1 week

Two years or more, but less than twelve years 1 week for each year of continuous employment

Twelve years or more. 12 weeks.

The period of notice of termination of your employment, which you are required to give, is not less than 4 weeks for Grade M – H, and not less than 8 weeks for Grade G-A.

Last updated on 07/03/2017

Contact the HR team