Determining eligibility for leave and pay
The following guidance should be read in conjunction with the University’s Maternity Leave Policy and Procedure.
- All eligible University staff are entitled to 52 weeks Maternity Leave, and depending upon meeting certain criteria, may be able to take advantage of the enhanced provision offered by the University.
The tools below will help to determine the appropriate maternity leave provision.
Maternity Leave Calculator/ Options Flowchart
In addition to the ‘Eligibility for Pay’ Table, members of staff can identify which option(s) they are eligible for by reference to the below flowchart, and plan their absence dates with reference to the Maternity Leave Calculator.
If you are uncertain about Maternity Leave options, please contact the Payroll Team.
Time off for Antenatal Care
Pregnant employees are entitled to paid time off for antenatal care. Staff should provide their manager with reasonable notice of antenatal appointments and where possible, arrange appointments as near to the start or end of the day.
Further information can be found at the link below:
Further guidance and support
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you have any questions relating to all aspects of family leave, the FAQs below have been developed to support and guide both staff and managers.
If you need information, guidance and support relating any of the family leave provisions available to staff at the University of Sheffield, this can be found at the link below.
Juice, Everyday Health & Wellbeing
Juice helps you take care of your everyday health and wellbeing at work, bringing together a range of services, guidance and activities, creating a remarkable place to work and further information can be found at the link below.
Looking for something else?
There is a wealth of information, guidance and support available from Human Resources relating to all aspects of employment and supporting policies and procedures. An index of information can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/guidance/index
Alternatively, if you are unable to find the information you require, please contact your HR Team contact