Information on Bank employees who took maternity or paternity leave in 2012, 2013 and 2014

We publish details of a selection of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the information we disclose in response. 
Subject/Request Details: In 2012, 2013 and 2014 the number of Bank employees who took maternity or paternity leave and the average length of this leave.  The number of employees who left the Bank within 24 months of returning from maternity leave.  The flexible working options available to Bank employees.
 
Date released: 20 August 2015
 
Disclosure: 
 
  Number of employees who took Maternity Leave Average days of Maternity Leave  Number of employees who took Paternity Leave  Average days of Paternity Leave 
 2012  52 337.7  29  12.9 
 2013  80  309.2  72  12.6 
 2014  82  326.1  70  12.7 
 
Table below shows number of employees who resigned within 24 months of returning from Maternity Leave and the reason for leaving. 
 
Reason for leaving Number of employees 
Career Break  21
 Personal Circumstance
 Career Path Change 4
 Redundancy Compensations Payment 6
 Professional Development 1
 Total 41

The Bank is committed to creating a working environment where employees can successfully balance working and home lives.
 
The flexible working options available to all Bank employees are:
 
Working from home – employees working from their homes either on a regular pattern or an ad hoc basis.
 
Variable hours – where operationally possible and using existing flexible hours.
 
Part-time working – working the agreed contractual hours on a regular basis which are less than full-time hours of 35 hours per week.
 
Annual days – working the agreed contractual days but over uneven periods allowing for peaks and troughs in workloads.
 
Term-time working – working the agreed contractual days over periods outside of school/college holidays.
 
Unremunerated leave – a period of unpaid leave from work of between 4 weeks and 5 years which can be used for any purpose apart from paid employment. 

Career break – resigning to take a complete break from work to focus on other personal commitments. 

 

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