Family Friendly Policies
If you have worked with us continuously for 6 months or longer at the 11th week before the week the child is due you will be entitled to enhanced maternity pay.
We also pay up to 10 ‘keeping in touch’ (KIT) days to help you ease back into your job when you return to work.
If you have 26 weeks continuous service, into the 15th week before the week the baby is due, you will be entitled to two weeks enhanced paternity pay.
After being with us for 12 months and in line with statutory requirements, we will give you up to 18 weeks unpaid leave per child, up to the child’s 18th birthday. You can take up to four weeks unpaid leave in any one year in blocks of one week.
Shared parental leave
Our Shared Parental Leave arrangement gives you and your partner more flexibility in how to share the care of your child in the first year after birth than simply taking maternity/paternity/adoption leave. Assuming you are both eligible, you will be able to choose how to split the available leave between you and can decide to be off work at the same time or at different times. You may also be able to take leave in more than one block.
If you need a break from work and would like the opportunity to have an extended period of travel, do some voluntary work overseas, pursue further education or maybe fulfil personal or domestic commitments and you have been with us for more than two years you may apply to take an unpaid career break of between three and twelve months.
All our employees are offered one day off each year to participate in volunteering with a charitable organisation.