From June 2014 all employees , not just parents and carers, have had the legal right to request flexible working. In addition, Shared Parental Leave (new regulations allowing new parents to take shared, flexible leave at any point after the first two weeks of maternity /adoption leave) came into effect from April 2015.
Flexible working agreements can either be an alternative working pattern to the standard working hours for your role or part-time working.
If you feel that you would benefit from flexible working you can either make an informal request to your line manager or apply formally under the flexible working policy.
The business case for flexible working is strong and includes: improved morale, motivation, productivity, better staff recruitment and retention and improved organisational reputation and encouraging the sharing of caring responsibilities will ultimately result in better gender equality in the workplace.
The College is also affiliated with Working Families the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation and publicise our commitment to flexible working by using the 'Happy to talk flexible working' logo in our job adverts.
For full details including guidance for staff and managers please see the Flexible Working webpages.