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Flexible working explained

This page provides information on the University's Flexible Working Policy, with links to guidance and request forms.

Changes to flexible working rights

The Government have made changes to flexible working rights for employees. These changes which will come into effect on 06 April 2024 and will apply to any applications submitted by an employee from this date onwards. The HR Flexible Working Policy and guidance is currently under review and can still be used to support a flexible working request but from 06 April 2024 please be aware of the new flexible working rights:

As an employee you:

As a manager you:


If you have any queries, please contact Ask HR.

Policy, guidance and application forms


Policy - Flexible working


ACAS guide to flexible working


Form - Application for flexible working


Frequently asked questions

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