Career break

In offering the opportunity to take a Career Break, the Council recognises the importance of employees’ work-life balance and personal development, whether that be via life-long learning, charity work, leisure activities, travel or other interests.

Argyll and Bute Council defines a Career Break as a period of unpaid leave that lasts from between a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 2 years.

We also recognise that there also needs to be a balance with our commitments to deliver services to our communities and therefore staffing levels must at all times remain in line with the demands of the business.

Each application will be considered on a case by case basis. The decision as to whether or not to grant the Career Break will be entirely at the Council’s discretion.