Flexible Working Policy

Flexible working describes any working pattern where the number of hours worked or the times when work takes place vary from the standard practice for a post.

The University recognises that flexible working patterns can benefit both staff and the organisation, helping staff achieve a better balance between their home and work responsibilities and enabling schools and departments to structure working patterns around the peaks and troughs of demands.

This policy sets out the criteria, process and conditions for making and considering a flexible working request to help you to fit your work hours around your personal commitments.

Key Points

  • You can apply for changes in contractually agreed working patterns relating to the number of hours you work, the times you work and where you work.
  • Examples of Flexible Working arrangements include working from home, flexi-time, job sharing, teleworking, term-time working, shift working, staggered hours, annualised hours and self-rostering.
  • Approval is at the discretion of the Line Manager and will be granted within reason and with consideration to the operational impact of the proposed change. 
  • You must have a minimum of 26 weeks' service at the University at the time of application and must not have made a Flexible Working request within the previous 12 months to be eligible to apply. 

Requests for Flexible Working are subject to criteria outlined in the Flexible Working Policy (below). Please see the document for full terms and conditions.


Flexible Working Policy

Flexible Working Request Form

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