Where can I find information on bereavement leave? Is there a NES Bereavement Policy?

Bereavement leave is incorporated within the NES Special Leave Policy. Key items to note are:

  • Definition
    To provide reasonable support to members of staff at times of distress due to
    the the death of a family member, dependant, close friend or colleague.
  • Entitlement
    Managers have the discretion to award paid leave of up to one working week
    in each occurrence of serious difficulty. In particularly distressing circumstances, the manager, in discussion with an appropriate member of HR, may extend this by up to a further week of paid or unpaid leave. Additional leave and entitlements are available to parent/carers suffering child bereavement - section 4.4 of NES Special Leave Policy
  • Duration Criteria
    In considering the amount of leave, the manager should take into account the specific circumstances, eg the relationship between the member of staff and the person in question, whether the member of staff has a responsibility for the estate of the deceased, the availability of other relatives or friends and the distance to be travelled in dealing with such matters. 
  • Further advice?
    Contact a member of HR by raising a ticket at https://nesdigital.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/30