Flexitime scheme

This page lists the flexitime scheme’s main points.

See Flexi-time scheme [PDF | 58KB] for more on the scheme.

Scheme purpose

The flexitime scheme:

  • provides flexibility for managers in the arranging of working hours to meet service needs
  • enables employees to adjust working hours to reflect personal circumstances

Normal office hours

Normal office hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 5.15pm
  • Friday, 8.45am to 4.45pm


Bandwidth is 7:30am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday.

Bandwidth is the maximum daily period within which employees can work.

Core time

Core time is 9:30am to 12noon and 2:30pm to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Core time is the daily times when we expect employees to be at work.

Start and/or finish time outside of core time is subject to agreement by your line manager.


You must take a minimum break of 30 minutes if you are at work for more than six hours.

The accounting period

The accounting period is four weeks.

It is the period over which you must work your contracted hours, that is 37 x 4 = 148 hours: full time.

Credit time

You can carry over up to 12 hours at the end of any accounting period.

You will lose excess hours unless you have been given prior permission from your service manager.

Flexi leave

Where you have built up sufficient credit time, you may apply for one full day (7.24 minutes) or two half days (3 hours 42 minutes) in each accounting period.

You should apply for flexi leave through EmPowerMe as you would for any other leave request. Make sure you select "Flxileave" from the dro down options.

You can’t apply of flexi leave where you have not built up sufficient credit.


Debit time

You may carry over up to four debit hours from one accounting period to the next. You should make up debit time as soon as possible; within the next account period at the latest.

Recording hours

You should record your arrival and departure times to the nearest five minutes on your section register. You may do this online where appropriate.

Anyone found inaccurately recording hours may be subject to disciplinary action.