Determining work location
Heads of Department/senior managers should consider their operational, research and teaching requirements, including the needs of stakeholders and service users (including academic and research activities), before setting the parameters for the work location arrangements in their areas. Consideration should be given to all the work activity requirements of the area which may include hours of operation, cover for each day of the week, the provision of in-person services, requirements for teaching and student support as well as anchor days. This will mean that different parameters may be set for specific roles or job families and different parameters will be set for different departments within individual faculties and support areas.
Heads of Department/senior managers must communicate the parameters to their direct reports (line managers), who will ensure the operational requirements are delivered by implementing the framework within their current teams as well as for new team members who join the College.
The hybrid working arrangements set out in this framework form a flexible and informal arrangement in terms of where a member of staff works, in accordance with the parameters set by the Head of Department/Senior Manager. Hybrid working arrangements are subject to change and will need to be adjusted regularly to suit operational requirements e.g. timetabling.
Hybrid working does not constitute a contractual change and the usual place of work of a hybrid worker will remain as a College location.