Parental leave

Having a baby or adopting a child can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. We want to provide as much support as we can for our staff who are embarking on parenthood and offer flexible leave that works for you. 

With that in mind, both our maternity and adoption leave consists of 8 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay (then statutory) – with the option for more than one parent or supporting partner to share this maternity/adoption leave period.  

In addition, we also offer 3 weeks full pay and 1 week half pay of paternity or supporting partner leave.

Support leave

We know that there may be challenging life events – both planned and unforeseen – where having some additional leave from work could make all the difference.

Therefore, we support our staff by offering leave for the following:

  • IVF (both partners eligible) – discretionary (we’ll discuss together what would work best for you)
  • Gender transition – discretionary (we’ll discuss together what would work best for you)
  • Dependents – up to 5 days (with discretionary extension)
  • Compassionate – up to 5 days (with discretionary extension)
  • Miscarriage (both partners eligible) – up to 2 weeks
  • Domestic abuse – up to 2 weeks