The following guidance should be read in conjunction with the University’s Maternity Leave Policy and Procedure.
- The notification (see Section 3 of the Maternity Leave Policy and Procedure) detailing the timing of the planned maternity leave period should be provided by the member of staff using the maternity leave notification form below. The completion of this form provides the University with formal notification of maternity leave, and is in addition to any on-going maternity planning discussions.
- This form should be completed, by the staff member and their line manager, and submitted to the Payroll Team by the 15th week prior to the week the baby is due (i.e. qualifying week).
- The Maternity Leave Calculator is able to calculate this date for you.
Maternity Leave Notification Form
- It is essential that this notification form is submitted, together with the staff member's MAT B1 certificate, to the Payroll Team. This will enable the Payroll Team to provide an accurate confirmation of the maternity leave entitlements and facilitate timely payment of maternity pay, where applicable.
- If there are any difficulties in accessing the MAT B1 certificate (which should be available from the staff member’s midwife or GP, 20 weeks before the expected week of childbirth (EWC)), please contact the Payroll Team as soon as possible.
- If assistance is required during the completion of this form, please contact the Payroll Team or your HR Team contact.
- Following completion and submission of the notification form, if it is necessary to amend the anticipated maternity leave dates, please refer to Sections 7 and 15 of the University’s Maternity Leave Procedure for guidance.
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.
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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