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Family-Friendly Policies

Family-friendly leave is available to assist employees with their work-life balance. Further information on all the policies is available via the and on the central HR website:

Flexible working

The flexible working policy for University staff has been developed with the intention of helping members of staff to balance their commitments and interests outside work with their contractual duties and responsibilities. Flexible arrangements can include: part-time or term-time working, job share, compressed or annual hours, staggered hours or flexi-time.

Other sources of support


Childcare vouchers, access to three nurseries and a holiday play scheme are available though the Childcare Office to help support University employees with childcare responsibilities.

The Childcare Information Adviser can also help other with queries.

My Family Care

This initiative provides employees with access to emergency childcare, and a network of adult and eldercare across the country. The services offered include:

  • Emergency childcare: to find nannies, nurseries and childminders at short notice
  • School holiday cover: to provide access to holiday clubs nationwide
  • Back-up adult and eldercare: to access domiciliary care for elderly relatives, or an adult dependent.

Full terms and conditions, together with the relevant costs to University employees are available online.

Please contact the HR Office on or 32615 for assistance.