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The Working Time Regulations 1998 impose certain rights and obligations relating to work and rest, subject to certain exemptions. If the Regulations apply to the post in question, then:
Workers may not required to work more than an average of 48 hours a week over a rolling 17 week period, unless they have signed an opt-out agreement. This limit applies to all jobs held by an individual, within Oxford Brookes University and/or externally. Accordingly, were a member of staff to have multiple jobs then their average hours would be determined by combining all of them.
Staff who work more than 48 hours over a rolling 17 week period must refrain from working this number of hours or sign an opt out agreement. Staff are responsible for keeping their line manager informed of the hours that they are working, particularly if they have more than one job and line managers are responsible for helping to ensure that staff are not working excessive hours.
It is the responsibility of those staff with more than one job to keep their weekly hours below 48 and inform their line manager if their hours might exceed that total.
Only staff aged 18 years or over may sign a 48 Hours Opt Out form and it is voluntary. If a member of staff signs the 48 Hour Opt out Form and then wishes to cancel it, they must give 3 months notice in writing to the Director of HR and their Line Manager.