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Flexible working explained

All employees who have been continuously employed for 26 weeks at the date their application is made have the right to request flexible working and to have their request considered by the University. An employee can only make a statutory request once in any 12 month period.

Further guidance is found in our policy below.

The Parents' and Carers' Network (P&CN) aims to support the working lives of colleagues who also have off-campus responsibilities looking after children or after adults unable to care for themselves due to old age or a disability.  Please visit their website at

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Form - Application for Flexible Retirement

Form - Application for flexible working

Guidelines for managers - Retirement and flexible working

Guidelines for staff - Retirement and flexible working

Policy - Flexible retirement

Policy - Flexible working

ACAS guide to flexible working

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