Family Friendly Leave Arrangements

Family Friendly Leave Arrangements

In accordance with our commitment towards a good work-life balance for staff, the University has a variety of family-friendly policies that provide flexible working arrangements and leave for those with parental responsibilities.

Below are some of the working arrangements in place to help you.

Maternity Leave

Expectant mothers have access to maternity pay in accordance with the the University's maternity policy. For guidance and entitlement on maternity leave provision and pay please see further information about maternity leave here:

Paternity/Partner Leave

Fathers or partners can take a period of paternity leave on full pay.  Paternity/partner leave is for 2 weeks, but can only be taken in a block of 1 or 2 weeks. For more information on paternity/partner leave, eligibility and entitlement please see our paternity/partner procedure and guide here:

Shared Parental Leave

If your baby is due after 5/4/15 or you adopt a child after this date, you and your partner will be entitled to share 52 weeks parental leave during the first year.  You may be entitled to shared parental pay for some or all of the leave you wish to take. For more information on shared parental leave, eligibility and entitlement please see our procedure and guide here:

Childcare Vouchers

The University also offers a childcare voucher scheme. For more information, see details of our scheme:

Parental Leave

Parental leave offers qualifying parents the right to take unpaid time off work to look after their child or make arrangements for their welfare. For more information please see our parental leave procedure:

Please also see details of our flexible working arrangements.

Adoption/Surrogacy Leave

Adoption leave is available for employees who meet certain eligibility criteria.  For further details, please see University's adoption leave guide and procedure:

Time Off for Care of Dependants

The University is committed to providing flexible working arrangements for staff that may need time off to deal with unforseen circumstances or emergencies involving a dependant.  For further details on the circumstances for which leave from work is permitted, please see our guide and procedure: