Please note, this toolkit is only available to managers at the School.
More people want to work flexibly because more of us are either working parents or caring for elderly relative(s) or both, or want flexibility for personal interests.
Employees with at least 26 weeks continuous service and a child aged under 17 (under 18 if disabled) have a right to apply to work flexibly. Employers are obliged to seriously consider such a request and if it is not possible to agree to such a request, must provide a written explanation of the business reasons.
Human Resources Division has produced this toolkit to reflect the growing need for flexibility and to achieve consistency across the School for reasons of efficiency and equity.
The purpose of this toolkit is to help managers and members of staff consider how flexible working can benefit their areas of work. Charts of the various options follow and a process flowchart is included to help with the thinking of all concerned.
The Flexible Working Toolkit should also be read when making or receiving a request for flexible working because agreeing to the request could be considered a reasonable adjustment that may help to overcome the effects of a disability and is therefore a positive step to achieve equality for the disabled employee.
To request a copy, contact your HR Partner.