The University recognises that staff have responsibilities and interests that have to be balanced with working life.
It is the University’s aim to create a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and their families, promotes welfare, maintains working practices and provides a productive balance between work and life outside work.
The University is committed to assisting all staff to achieve work-life balance regardless of their personal circumstances. It has in place a range of leave schemes and facilities to help achieve this. The flexi-scheme is intended to allow employees to work pre-arranged times that suit their individual circumstances whilst ensuring that service standards are maintained.
Employees who qualify may take up to 52 weeks adoption leave at the point they are matched with a child. There may also be an entitlement to 39 weeks pay. Adoption leave is only available for the primary adopter. However the other parent may take Paternity (Partner) Leave and/ or Shared Parental Leave (see below for further information).
Parental leave is available for parents to take time off to look after a child's welfare. This leave is unpaid and can be taken in blocks of 1 week up to the child's 18th birthday. Parents of disabled children also have the option to take this leave in odd days.
Shared Parental Leave
Shared Parental Leave is an entitlement which allows parents to share up to 50 weeks leave and 37 weeks of pay in the first year after their baby is born or placed for adoption. The entitlement is available for eligible employees, in relation to babies expected to be born (or placed) on or after 5 April 2015.
The entitlement of employees to take unpaid leave to deal with urgent and serious problems involving dependants.
Supporting Flexible Working at York St John University