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Terms & Conditions of Employment

Annual Leave Arrangements

The Highland Council is committed to enabling employees to take time off for holidays, emergencies, medical appointments or other important business, wherever possible.

Annual Leave
Employees have an entitlement to 27 days (including 7 floating public holidays) per leave year, going up to 32 days (including 7 floating public holidays) after 5 years continuous service at the start of the leave year. Pro rata for part-time staff.

Public Holidays
Employees have an entitlement to 7 fixed public holidays per leave year.

Special Leave 
There are occasions when employees may be looking for additional leave to cover events such as bereavement, public duties, jury service, etc.

Parental Leave and Time Off for Dependants
Parental leave and time off for dependants is available to eligible employees who are concerned with the care of dependants.


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