The Council realises that our employees’ circumstances may change, for a variety of reasons, and they may need or wish to take time out of work to cater for these changes. It is also recognised that employees who decide to leave the Council’s employment may experience difficulties in re-entering employment. To assist employees to return to work after such a break the Career Break Policy has been introduced.
The policy will enable employees to take a break, of between one and five years, in their working lives for the following reasons:
- caring for children or other dependants
- undertaking a relevant course of study or other skills development activity
- voluntary work or some other personal development activity
- other reasons at the discretion of the Head of Service and the Head of Human Resources