The hours of work in any service area will reflect the needs and activities of that service. All employees will have an agreed working profile that sets out their working pattern, guaranteed minimum number of contracted hours and base salary. For part-time employees, annualised hours and holidays are worked out in proportion to full-time equivalents. Any working pattern must take account of European working time directive rules governing weekly working time and rest breaks, and any other job-related rules concerning rest breaks. Under the EU’s Working Time Directive every worker is entitled to:
The standard working week for a full-time employee is 37 hours covering 365 days a year.
Night Staff who are contracted 73.5 hours per fortnight are considered as full time employees.
These may include term-time working, condensed hours, part-time, job-share, annualised hours etc. Further details are available in the Work-life Balance Policy which is available to view here.