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Voluntary Early Release Programme – Deadline for applications to close on Sunday

The deadline for applications for the Voluntary Early Release programme is Sunday, 18 June, 2023.

You can access the VER application form to apply for VER.

Applications are invited from all areas of North Ayrshire Council with the exception of:

  • posts which are funded by Devolved School Management budget processes – a list of these is included within the VER Excluded List
  • any post on Teachers terms and conditions
  • HSCP – Care at Home Service (all Care at Home staff and Managers within that service), Social Workers (Grade 10) and HSCP Occupational Therapists

It should be noted that applications will be considered on the basis of cost and business impact. There will also be a robust review process for each application made and not all applications will be approved.

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Please note that the outcome of your application for VER will not be communicated to you until December 2023. Successful VER applicants will leave the Council on 31st March 2024.

Please note that this programme is only applicable to Local Government employees. Employees must have at least 2 years continuous service by 31st March 2024 to be eligible to apply.

One remaining HR drop-in session is available for individuals who may wish to obtain information in relation to their projected pension figures.  This is not a mandatory session; it is to allow pension members to collect pension estimates.  If you wish to attend the final session, please bring along proof or your ID.

The date of the drop-in session is Friday, 16 June, from 10am-4pm in Cunninghame House.

Craig Hatton, Chief Executive, talks about the launch of the VER programme.  View the video here. Further information on the programme can be accessed through the Frequently Asked Questions and SWAY Document.

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