Depending on your length of service one of the following three options are likely to apply, providing you give the correct notification and evidence to the University:
Enhanced University Adoption Pay
To qualify for Enhanced University Adoption Pay you will have a contract of employment, full-time or part-time, on terms and conditions in excess of the statutory, have a minimum of 52 weeks' continuous service with the University, ending with the week in which you are notified of being matched with a child for adoption and have given notice of your intention to return to work.
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
To qualify for SAP you should have completed at least 26 weeks' continuous service at the University before the week the adopter is notified of having been matched with a child for adoption and continues to work up to the date of placement for adoption. You must be earning above the Lower Earnings Limit for National Insurance Contributions.
If you have been continuously employed in the University’s service for less than 26 weeks ending with the week in which you are notified of being matched with a child for adoption you will qualify for unpaid adoption leave of up to 26 weeks.
Please read the Adoption Leave Policy for further details. The adoption flowcharts (which relate to service) summarise the key information you need.
Once you have completed and returned the adoption application form with matching certificate to Human Resources, you will be sent a letter detailing your adoption pay entitlement.
You will receive any increases to pay that you are awarded during adoption leave either during adoption leave itself wherever possible, or in arrears on return from adoption leave.
Last edited Jun 21, 2011