Purchase of Additional Leave supports the University's Flexible working arrangements

‌‌Purchase of Additional Leave

The University is committed to providing policies and arrangements which promote and support work-life balance for its employees.  The University recognises that some employees may wish to increase their annual leave entitlement for personal reasons such as a special occasion or an extended overseas holiday or to take additional holiday during school holidays for childcare.  The Policy on the Purchase of Additional Leave will provide a facility for staff in Professional Services roles to purchase additional leave to fulfill these personal obligations and to support the wellbeing of staff by providing a mechanism to manage personal commitments in a planned way.  The Policy will allow staff to spread the cost over a full year. 

This webpage aims to guide you through the University of Exeter Policy on Purchase of Annual Leave including the eligibility needed to apply, the procedure for applying and additional frequently asked questions.  If you have any further questions, please contact your line manager or your HR Business Partner/Adviser.

Purchase of Additional Leave Policy

Purchase of Additional Leave Procedure

Purchase of Additional Leave - Application Form

Purchase of Additional Leave FAQs

Purchase of Additional Annual Leave Calculator - use this to calculate the effect of purchasing annual leave on your monthly salary.

The two year pilot of this scheme is currently being reviewed.  Communication on the outcome will be made by the end of October 2019.