Running out of holidays? You could always "buy" leave to see you through the year

Our annual leave purchase scheme gives colleagues the option to acquire up to 10 days additional annual leave each in a year (pro-rata for part time employees)  which is great for colleagues who may have used their holidays up for one reason or another.

The basic points to note are:

  • Your manager will take into account safe staffing levels and whether or not you have carried forward any annual leave from the previous year
  • Colleagues will not be able to work on the bank or take overtime on purchased annual leave days
  • Leave can be purchased at any point throughout the year - it can be paid for during the remainder of the year against your salary, or as a salary sacrifice scheme (as long as it doesn't take your earning below the national minimum wage)
  • Colleagues must complete a form which is sent to their manager for approval and processing

For the form and more information visit full guidance here  or talk to your line manager. Alternatively queries can be mailed to