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Family Friendly Leave 


Dependent Care Leave

There may be circumstances where a staff member needs some flexibility to help them with unexpected events. This may include looking after children when they fall ill or attend an appointment; or caring for elder, frail or ill relatives or dependents. A maximum of two days paid leave may be granted in a 12 month period.


Managers are also encouraged to explore alternative options, if required, to cover the need for additional time off including annual leave; unpaid leave; flexi leave; time off in lieu or a temporary reduction in contracted hours.  ​ 

 

 Time Off for Dependant Care Policy


Maternity Leave

Having a baby is widely regarded as one of the happiest times of your life, but it involves some significant changes to you and your personal circumstances. This policy provides you and your manager with information about the University's maternity provisions, your statutory entitlements and your obligations during this exciting time. 

 

For further information:


Paternity Leave

This policy explains the provisions available to take paid leave to care for their new baby. It is open to fathers, adoptive fathers and people in same sex relationships providing the qualifying criteria are met. If you are eligible please discuss dates with your manager and send a completed Special Leave Form​ along with a copy of your partners MATB1 form to Payroll.  

 

Adoption Leave

This policy provides you and your manager with information about the University's provisions for staff who are adopting a child or children. It includes your statutory entitlements and your obligations during this exciting time.

 

Shared Parental Leave

This policy provides you and your manager with information about the University's provisions for members of staff who are considering using shared parental leave after the birth of their child. It includes your statutory entitlements and your obligations during this exciting time.


Shared Parental Leave Policy

Checklist for arranging Shared Parental Leave

Letter to discuss Shared Parental Leave booking

Shared parental leave form for adoption

Shared parental leave forms for maternity

Shared parental leave forms for parental order parents

Shared parental leave notice form

Shared Parental Leave process summary - ACAS

   

Parental Leave - Unpaid

Unpaid leave must be taken in blocks of a week or multiples of a week up to four weeks per year. In order to quality for this leave, staff must have one year’s service and give at least 21 days notice. The purpose of this leave is to care for children. This means looking after their welfare and could include making arrangements for the good of your child. The maximum entitlement for each child is 18 weeks up to the child reaching its 18th birthday. Further information is available here:


 Unpaid Parental Leave Guidance

 


 

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