Flexible Working

The University recognises the positive impact of flexible working arrangements to: improve business efficiency and productivity; improve the balance between life and work; create a positive and inclusive environment and to create a happy and healthy workforce.

Flexible Working

Effective 1 January 2014

The University values flexibility within its workforce and recognises the importance of helping its employees to balance their work and personal life.

Further information can be found at the links below:

Sheffield Professionals: Widening Your Experience

The University recognises the benefits of using different approaches to enable the flexible deployment of staff and resource, transferring or developing skills, enhancing working relationships and of supporting career development pathways beyond the boundaries of parent departments and faculties. 

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Supporting Staff With Caring Responsibilities

The University appreciates that carers’ needs are different from the needs of employees with mainstream childcare responsibilities. As such, the University will provide support to these staff to combine work with care.

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Civic & Public Duties

The University is fully committed to its civic responsibility within the wider community and as such supports staff in undertaking civic and public duties where this is compatible with individual, departmental, faculty and organisational requirements.

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As part of the its civic responsibility, the University, where possible, would like to support those staff wishing to participate in voluntary activities, to enhance the wellbeing and development of all staff.

Flexible Retirement

The University recognises the importance of early and effective planning for retirement.  As part of this planning, staff may wish to consider requesting flexible working to support their transition into retirement.

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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