We offer a generous annual leave package ranging from 27 to 32 days and a public holiday entitlement of 7 days.
We have given an additional annual leave day for the Royal Wedding in 2011 and The Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and for these years only annual leave increases to either 28 or 33 days. Separate leave entitlements exist for teaching staff.
We also offer a range of flexible and family friendly initiatives and working arrangements to the majority of employees. Some of these initiatives include -
Aberdeenshire Council gives maternity/adoption leave to its employees.
Unpaid leave taken by a parent to care for their child, or make arrangements for the good of the child. Must be taken by the whole week (or multiples thereof) not by the day. In general, only four weeks may be taken per year per child.
Career Breaks Policy
This is an opportunity for employees to take a period of extended unpaid leave with the option of returning to work in the same or similar post.
One day of paid leave to care for a close relative/ spouse/ partner who has been taken ill suddenly or been injured and is unable to look after themselves, and to make care arrangements for further days if necessary.
Childcare Vouchers Scheme
The Childcare Initiative is a government approved scheme that allows you to set aside a portion of your weekly wage or monthly salary to pay for childcare.