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Flexible working

A flexible approach to working arrangements brings benefits for both the University and employees. There are many different ways of structuring working patterns including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Part-time working;
  • Term-time only working;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Compressed working hours
  • Annualised hours;
  • Job sharing;
  • Working at or from home.

The document, Examples of flexible working arrangements (PDF - 100KB), describes how some of these flexible working arrangements might operate.

The University will give due consideration to any reasonable request for flexibility. Managers are encouraged to be open to such suggestions, but employees must appreciate the constraints that might demand a refusal or modification of the request.

Requests to work flexibly should be made formally, following the procedure set out in the document, Requesting flexible working (PDF - 78KB), and using the flexible working request form (Word - 80KB).

Staff who regularly work from home should ensure that they follow the IMPS guidance on working from home and read the Guidance notes on remote working.

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