The University offers the possibility of working flexibly to all its staff. The HR website gives further information on flexible working as well as the Employee Health and Wellbeing policy with information on the different options for flexible work, as well as leave and absence and how this might be managed.
The purpose of this School page is to give real examples of these different practices and make suggestions for line managers of flexible workers.
Many people worry that flexible working is not accepted by others, such as team members or line managers. However, if the work arrangements are discussed and agreed openly with all concerned, setting out objectives, working arrangements at home and availability, there is no reason that this cannot work satisfactorily.
Working flexibly offers all staff the possibility of improving their working environment, balancing the demands of work and home life, and helps us to retain talented people.
Many organisations have reported on the positive benefits of having a flexible workforce in terms of job satisfaction, loyalty and motivation.