Section 04: Working time

4.1    Working time regulations

Working Arrangements will comply with relevant Health & Safety legislation, including European Working Time Directive and its associated legislation.

The principal provisions of the UK version of the European Working Time Regulations 1998, effective from the 1 October 1998 –

  • A limit on average weekly working time to 48 hours (although individuals can choose to work longer).
  • Minimum daily and weekly rest periods:
    • Adult workers are entitled to a rest period of not less than 11 consecutive hours in each 24 period and young workers (15-17years) are entitled to 12 hours consecutive rest in each 24 period.
    • Adult workers are entitled to receive a 24 hours rest period each week.
  • Rest Breaks during the working day:
    • Adult workers will normally be entitled to a minimum of 20 minute break if their working day is longer than 6 hours.
  • Paid annual leave.

4.2    Normal office hours

Normal office opening hours are Monday- Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

4.3    Full-time working

The full-time working week is 35 hours for employees.

4.4    Part-time working

Part-time employees will have pro-rata the same pay and conditions of service as comparable to full-time employees, except for –

  • Training and development – where part-time employees should have access equal to that of full-time employees and when on training courses outside their contracted daily hours shall be paid on the same basis as full-time employees.

4.5    Time off in lieu (TOIL)

Employees may occasionally be required to work outside their normal hours, for example in the evenings or weekends. Extra payments will not normally be paid for additional hours worked but reasonable compensatory time off in lieu for hours (not minutes!) worked in excess of 35 hours per week will be permitted and managed through the diocesan absence management tool 'E-days'.

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