Changing working hours and patterns

The University’s policy on requests to change hours of work and patterns of work gives all staff an entitlement to request a change. Faculty/Directorate managers are encouraged to accommodate such requests and must provide clear business or operational reasons if the request is declined.

It is evident that some roles within Faculties/Directorates are less adaptable to flexible working options. 

The aims of the flexible working policy are to improve the working conditions of staff by better enabling them to combine their work and personal life and to improve the utilisation of staff.

Managers should consult with their link HR Manager in the Directorate of Human Resources for information and support on flexible working.