I would like one day with no scheduled teaching to focus on another aspect of my work. Do I need to complete a Staff Availability form?
No the scheduling process attempts to ensure that all timetabled staff have at least one day or two half days free of scheduled teaching activities. Whilst this cannot be guaranteed for everyone for every week, it is true for the majority of colleagues for the majority of the time. It is not possible to specify a preferred day.
I am contracted to work part-time, do I need to submit a Staff Availability Form?
If you are a part-time member of staff, please complete the staff availability form and submit via the usual process.
The timetabling system is not linked to HR Connect.
I have a flexible working arrangement, do I need to submit a Staff Availability Form?
If you have a flexible working arrangement, please complete the staff availability form and submit via the usual process. The timetabling system is not linked to HR Connect.
I have request for sensitive personal reasons, do I need to provide these details in the form?
No, you do not need to disclose any sensitive personal details on the form but please make sure that your line manager agrees with your request and we would advise that you speak to the approver before submitting the form.
I have medical/health needs that request a reasonable adjustment, should I submit a Staff Availability Form
Staff with reasonable adjustments or medical/ health needs should communicate these to their line manager and Head of Subject and agree a working pattern that meets both business and individual needs. No reason needs be given on the form other than reasonable adjustments, but the approver may check with your line manager before approving the request.
I have childcare/ dependent care responsibilities, should I submit a Staff Availability Form?
Requests to accommodate routine childcare or dependent care responsibilities will usually be declined. Please speak to your line manager about the options for flexible working. The Flexible working policy can be found on the HR pages here.
Who will approve my Staff Availability Request?
Staff availability forms will be reviewed and processed by your Dean, Deputy Dean or Head of Learning and Teaching.