This section deals with what happens to your annual leave during your family friendly. Please see other pages with regards to what leave you should take before your family friendly leave.
You will continue to accrue annual leave during the period of maternity, adoption and shared parental leave which can be taken when your maternity, adoption and shared parental leave finishes and you return to work.
Leave should be taken within the year in which it is accrued, except in those circumstances where your period of maternity, adoption and shared parental leave continues into the next calendar year (and, therefore, a new annual leave year). In such cases, any outstanding leave may be carried forward to the following year, providing it is taken in full, immediately following the period of maternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
Payment in lieu of annual leave cannot be made. During your maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, bank holidays and closure days that fall on days you would have worked, will be marked as 'not taken' in Trent and will not be deducted from your holiday entitlement. You will be able to book them as leave on your return.
Annual leave for academic staff is based on a full-time entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 3 closure days designated by the University. The contractual requirement for academic staff that leave must be taken during vacation periods will be waived where outstanding leave is taken either immediately before or after your period of maternity, adoption and shared parental leave.