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  • Paternity leave

    Paternity leave gives 2 weeks off work to the relevant parent of a child. This can be the father of the child, the partner of the mother of the child (regardless of gender) or a parent of a donor-conceived child.

  • Public holidays

    All permanent and temporary employees who work full-time get public holiday benefits. There are 9 public holidays each year.

  • Serious physical assault scheme (leave entitlement)

    The Serious Physical Assault Scheme covers leave entitlement to eligible staff after an assault at work by a patient or a client.

  • Shorter Working Year Scheme

    The Shorter Working Year Scheme enables you to apply for special unpaid leave. This can be for one or more continuous periods of leave. The leave cannot be for less than 2 weeks, or more than 13 weeks, at any time during the year.

  • Sick leave

    If you are unable to attend work because of illness or injury you may be entitled to sick pay under the Public Service Sick Leave Scheme.