Support for you: supporting families
Here at LSCft, we offer comprehensive maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes.
These schemes are often much better than those offered as part of statutory schemes.
Here’s a quick rundown of the support we have available for you and your families – for more information, please speak to your manager or check Trustnet.
All pregnant employees will be entitled to 52 weeks maternity leave.
This includes 26 weeks ordinary maternity leave followed by 26 weeks additional maternity leave.
Paternity leave can commence on any day of the week once the baby has been born. It needs to be taken as a block of either one or two weeks.
It cannot be taken as two separate weeks or odd days.
Employees who are adopting a child will be entitled to 52 weeks adoption leave.
This includes 26 weeks ordinary adoption leave followed by 26 weeks additional adoption leave.
We recognise that our employees have caring responsibilities outside of work and that from time to time, emergency leave may be required.
Parental leave is available to any employee who has nominated caring responsibility for a child under the age of 18.
Carers leave for domestic, personal and family reasons is in place to help employees to cope with disruption of, or changes to, normal caring responsibilities.
Planned additional unpaid leave
LSCft is committed to assisting its employees to achieve a healthy work/life balance.
We know this is in the best interests of both your wellbeing and service delivery.
To support this employees have the option to buy annual leave.
A number of schemes are available to help staff combine work and home life. Colleagues at the Trust can take advantage of a number of flexible working opportunities; examples include:
Our generous holiday entitlement is 27 days per year.
This rises to 29 days after five years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service.
This is in addition to the eight general and public holidays.
If you join us from within the NHS, your accrued leave entitlement can be transferred to your new role at the Trust.