You will have from 25 days on appointment plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service. We also offer the option to purchase up to 10 days additional leave.
Enhanced Maternity/Adoption Pay
English Heritage offers you a generous maternity/adoption package that includes up to 20 weeks at full pay and 19 weeks at the rate of statutory maternity/adoption pay (subject to your length of service and National Insurance contributions).
Enhanced Paternity Pay (new parents' leave)
If you are a new parent, you may take up to 10 days’ paid paternity leave where your partner has recently given birth or adopted a child (subject to your length of service).
Unpaid parental leave of up to four weeks each year is available for parents of young children or children who are disabled (subject to your length of service and any previous parental leave taken with other employers).
Enhanced Shared Parental Pay (leave shared between two parents)
English Heritage offers you up to 18 weeks at full pay and 17 weeks at the rate of statutory shared parental pay (subject to your length of service and National Insurance contributions and your partner’s eligibility)
Flexible Working Requests
All English Heritage employees are able to request a formal flexible working arrangement. This is a benefit that is granted subject to management approval and discretion and does depend upon finding a workable solution that also meets the needs of English Heritage.
Options that will be considered include:
- Change in work pattern
- Change in number of hours worked
- Special leave
We will provide you with special leave arrangements if you are faced with a personal crisis or an emergency involving a dependant. We can also grant special leave for activities such as public duties or service with the Reserve Forces.