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Booking paid annual leave


Taking some time off? Why not book it as paid leave instead?

For every hour you work (not including lunch or tea breaks and up to 37.5 hours per week), you will build paid annual leave. You will start building annual leave from the first shift you work for NHSP. Please note: Holiday can only be claimed after you work a minimum of one shift per week over a 12- week period.

To view how many hours you have accrued and to book annual leave, simply log onto our Holiday Booking system, or access it directly from My:Bank . Your login and password details for the holiday booking system are the same as your My:Bank login details.

Below you’ll find some useful information about booking annual leave. We have also created a step by step user guide .

  • The start of your annual leave year depends when you work your first shift e.g. if you joined the bank on 3rd January 2020, but booked your first shift on 3rd February 2020, your holiday year will run from 3rd February 2020 to 2nd February 2021.
  • As soon as you have built up annual leave equivalent to your average shift length to date you can take the leave. Your holiday pay rate will be based on your average pay rate to date or the last 12 weeks if you have more than 12 weeks history of worked shifts.
  • Remember, you can only book annual leave if the hours you have earned is equal to or greater than your average shift length e.g. if you have earned 3.21 hours and your average shift length is 6 hours, you can only book a holiday shift once your earned hours reaches 6 hours or more.
  • When you book annual leave, you cannot also book a working shift at the same time. If you change your mind and decide to work a shift, you can cancel your holiday booking and rebook to a more suitable time.
  • With any booked annual leave, the system will automatically authorise and release the timesheet for payment, and you will be paid in the same way as normal bank shifts.

Book it before it expires. Remember if you don’t use up your annual leave before your holiday year ends, all the leave you will have earned that year will be no longer be available to claim and your new holiday year will begin.