A career break can provide staff with an opportunity for personal development (such as extended periods of travel, voluntary service overseas or to pursue further education) or to fulfil personal or domestic commitments. However, a career break may not be the most appropriate way of meeting an employees needs and, in those cases, a more appropriate alternative should be suggested by the employer.
This Career Break Policy can be included in a Staff Handbook or can be provided to an employee upon the request for a career break. This policy provides information on how to apply for a career break, conditions for taking a career break (when it may or may not be approved by the employer) and what contractual changes may be made to accommodate a career break.
Document Type: Policy