Subject to operational requirements, the University will seek to provide flexibility on the timing of annual leave for staff who are partners of Service personnel before, during and after their partner’s deployment.
Also, the University will consider allowing the employee to take an extended period of leave (from their standard annual entitlement) and/or allow leave to be carried forward into the following year or brought forward from the following year.
As a service family member, it is important to have conversations with your line manager so that they are aware of your situation and how you may be feeling around your partner’s deployment. It’s probably also worth letting them know key dates and times, and that although agreed they may change at relatively short notice. Having an open dialogue with your line manager will be vital in making this flexible approach work.