Below is a summary of the Maternity Leave Process. For more information please refer to the Maternity Leave Policy (pdf) or speak to your line manager.

Maternity Leave Process Summary

Maternity Leave Planner

Step 1 to 3

1. Member of staff notifies manager that they are pregnant


2. Line Manager carries out a risk assessment with advice from the Safety Department


3. Member of staff forwards their MATB1 form to HR as soon as possible

Maternity Meetings

Step 4 to 6

4. HR Confirms receipt of MATB1 form and arranges a maternity meeting with the pregnant staff member


5. Pregnant staff member and HR meet to discuss maternity leave and pay


6. Line manager discusses keeping in touch plan with individual

Parents and baby

Step 7 to 8

7. HR notifies payroll and pension teams of individual’s maternity leave plan


8. Individual commences maternity leave