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Special leave for public and civic duties

Magistrate

Days per year Payment Degree of discretion Special circumstances
Up to six days or 12 half-days Paid Staff are expected to consider service need when making themselves available and book sessions in advance N/A

Charity trustee (work of charity must be related to the Trust), councillor, educational or school governor, member of the Environment Agency, general teaching council, police authority, Prison Monitoring Board or statutory tribunal panel

Days per year Payment Degree of discretion Special circumstances
As required Up to three days with pay. Any further time unpaid In exceptional circumstances, due to service needs, special leave may not be granted Number of meetings take place during evenings

Witness at court

Days per year Payment Degree of discretion Special circumstances
As required Paid No discretion if subpoena or witness summons. Otherwise at discretion of director Any witness fee (not subsistence or travel) to be reimbursed to the Trust

Jury service

Days per year Payment Degree of discretion Special circumstances
As required Paid Maybe possible to defer if employees services are critical for continuation of NHS service and cannot be released Any court fee (not subsistence or travel) to be reimbursed to the Trust

NHS Social Services witness or a witness on behalf of the Trust

Days per year Payment Degree of discretion Special circumstances
As required Paid Maybe possible to defer if employees services are critical for continuation of NHS service and cannot be released Travel expenses will be paid

Territorial Army or Reserve Forces

Days per year Payment Degree of discretion Special circumstances
Two weeks Paid Subject to service needs Any remuneration received for the period of paid special leave, up to normal pay, must be repaid to the employer. Any amount received in excess of normal pay can be retained by the employee
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