Maternity policy

1. Overview, maternity leave and pay

1.1 Introduction

This Maternity Policy covers all employees who are expecting a baby.

Staff may also wish to refer to the following related policies where appropriate:

The University is committed to the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion for all of its staff and to developing working practices and People Directorate policies that support work-life balance. Reflecting this commitment the provisions of the University’s maternity policy exceed the statutory requirements.

2. Before the birth

3. After the birth / during maternity leave

4. Return to work / post maternity leave

An employee cannot return to work within two weeks of having their baby.

5. Maternity and family policy forms

All Maternity and Family Policy related forms can be found under Family Policies.

Last Reviewed: March 2024