Staff Policies and Procedures

If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please contact the HR service desk.

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption

Sickness, absence and leave

Details of our policies and procedures for Supporting Attendance at Work, including what to do if you are off sick, and support available to all staff, can be found in our Sickness and Absence sections – 

Sickness and Absence

Managing sickness and absence – information for managers

Absence Line Procedure

Career breaks

For advice on annual leave and entitlement calculations please contact us at:

Normal opening hours for Council Offices are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, except Public Holidays (see below for public holiday lists).

Please note that some offices/schools may have different opening hours or Public Holidays to those outlined in the attachments. Please contact the appropriate office/school for specific details.

School holidays can be found on the website in the school holidays section

Public Holiday Dates

Time off for dependants domestic emergencies procedure – This allows employees to take a short amount of unpaid time off – one or two days – during working hours, when it is reasonable for them to do so, in order to deal with ‘domestic incidents’.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Protection of Vulnerable Groups