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Staff Support

The Western Trust aims to support staff throughout their careers and we aim to provide this through a wide variety of support sources:

Line Managers – job role concerns, concerns about colleagues, harassment, grievance issues, health issues, etc.

Colleagues – advice regarding the job role

Trade Union Representative – job role concerns, concerns about colleagues, harassment, grievance issues, support and representation at meetings, personal issues, etc.

Policies and Procedures – Domestic Violence and the Workplace Policy, Menopause, Conflict, Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace, Disciplinary Procedure, Grievance Procedure, Work/Life balance policies, Gender Identity and Expression Policy, etc.

Human Resources – job role concerns, personal issues, advice on application of policies and procedures, etc.

Occupational Health – job role concerns or personal issues which are affecting your health, etc.

Carers Support Team – Visit the Carers Support Service Page

Staff Counselling Service – the staff counselling service is a confidential service available to staff through an independent company called Inspire which is totally external to the Western Trust. Inspire counsellors will help you to resolve the problems facing you and develop ways of coping.  For free, confidential and immediate support call: 0808 800 0002 open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Sick Leave Entitlement

While we hope our staff remain well, we know that there are times when our staff are not well enough to be at work.  Sick pay entitlement is dependent on length of service and it also take into account any period of sickness absence in the 12 months immediately preceding the first day of the current absence.

Maternity Leave and Pay
All employees will have the right to take 52 weeks of maternity leave which may be a mixture of paid and unpaid leave at either statutory or occupational maternity pay rates which is dependent on meeting the relevant eligibility criteria.

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