Flexible and Part Time Working


Rules for Part Time Workers

Additional hours/overtime

If a PT worker works additional hours to their agreed hours of duty, then provided they have worked less than 40hrs in total for that week, compensation will be paid (or can be taken as time off) at plain time. The first 30mins is not discounted. Only hours worked over the 40hrs can be enhanced and hours worked over agreed hours are non-pensionable.

Public Holidays

PT officers are entitled to public holiday leave on a pro-rata basis according to the % of 40hrs they work per week. If a free day falls on a bank holiday a PT officer is entitled to a pro-rata number of hours time off. A PT officer who performs duty on a bank holiday receives bank holiday pay for the number of hours they work. A PT officer who is rostered to work a bank holiday and takes time off will owe the force the difference between the pro-rata hours of paid leave for the BH, and the number of hours they were rostered for duty. If a BH falls on a rest day a PT officer only gets a pro-rata number of hours reallocated.

Rest Day Working

This is identical for all officers; A member of a police force of the rank of constable or sergeant shall, if required to do duty on a day, which is a rostered rest day, be granted:

Where he/she receives less than 15 days notice of the requirement, payment or time off (officers choice) at the rate of time and a half. Or where the member received less than 5 days notice of the requirement, payment or time off (officers choice) at the rate of double time. When working out the day's notice you do not count the day you were asked to work or the day you work, this means that with less than 17 days notice its time and a half, and less than 8 days notice it is double time.

Free Day Working

When a PT officer is required to work on a free day, If the duty is one that only that officer can perform (ie court) Where he/she receives more than 15 days notice of the requirement, the free day should be reallocated and the officer notified of this new date within 4 days of it being cancelled. If less than 15 days notice then the additional hours can be taken for payment or time off (officers choice) at plain time rate. If any officer can perform the duty, and the PT officer receives more than 15 days notice of the requirement, the free day should be reallocated and the officer notified of this new date within 4 days of it being cancelled. If less than 15 days notice then the additional hours can be taken for payment or time off (officers choice) at normal overtime rates.

If you require any further assistance, please contact your local Federation Rep



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