'Flexible working' describes arrangements where the number of hours worked, or the time when work is done, varies from standard practice.

Flexible working can benefit both you and the University by:

  • helping you achieve a better balance between home and work
  • helping you stay at work when circumstances might have stopped you from doing so
  • structuring working patterns and staffing levels around peaks and troughs of demand

Read more about the types of flexible working currently supported by the University.

Who can ask for flexible working?

It is University policy to offer the opportunity to request flexible working patterns to all staff with 26 weeks service. All requests will receive due consideration.

Flexible retirement

You have a legal right to request flexible retirement if you have 26 weeks continuous service and:

  • are not under probation
  • are eligible under the appropriate pension scheme rules for retirement
  • have provided a minimum of six months notice of your intended flexible retirement implementation date