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Human Resources

Maternity leave

Maternity leave is the time you are able to take off work to have a baby.

Our maternity policy and maternity guidance (see 'Related documents' below) provide further information about your statutory rights, eligibility and how to take maternity leave.

You should notify HR of your intention to take maternity leave via an Online HR Request.

We recognise you may have questions or concerns relating to your maternity rights. We encourage open discussion to ensure that questions and problems can be resolved as quickly as possible. We recommend you clarify the relevant procedures with your line manager and Ask HR as necessary.

In addition to these provisions, 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 adults unable to care for themselves due to old age or disability.

Related documents

Maternity leave declaration for HR Request

Policy - Maternity

Guidance - Maternity

Guidance - KIT and SPLIT Days

Risk assessment for expectant and nursing mothers

Contractual maternity pay eligibility calculator

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