Parental leave policy

On 24th November 2017, Aviva announced that all UK employees to get 26 weeks leave on full basic pay following the arrival of a new child.

This is a group-wide policy to offer men and women equal parental leave. Parents employed by Aviva will be eligible to the same amount of paid and unpaid time off, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or how they became a parent (birth, adoption or surrogacy).

The new policy is part of our strategy to create a diverse and inclusive working culture in which barriers to career progression are removed.

In the UK, Aviva is offering up to one year of leave, of which 26 weeks’ is at full basic pay* for each parent employed by the company within the first 12 months of a child’s arrival. This applies to employees in all UK offices and locations, with no eligibility criteria relating to service length or earnings threshold. Aviva’s new parental leave policy entitlement includes:

  • Equal amount of paid and unpaid parental leave when a new child arrives.
  • Includes full-time and part-time employees across all levels of the company.
  • No requirement to share the parental leave between parents.
  • If both parents are employees of Aviva, they will each have their own entitlement to leave and pay, which they can take at the same time.

Case studies of Aviva employees who may benefit from this policy are available for interview.

* Parental leave pay received over 26 weeks will be equivalent to an employee’s pensionable pay.