Fill in an application form putting forward your request. You will find the application form on the right hand side of this page
When you return your form to your administrator, you will receive a confirmation of receipt letter.
A meeting will be called within 28 days of your submitting your form to the department to consider your request. At this meeting you will have the right to be represented by a trade union representative (if you are a member) or a friend or colleague from within the University. If your representative is unable to attend the meeting, you will have the right to rearrange the meeting for a date within seven days of the originally proposed time, ensuring that the new time is convenient to all parties.
Following the meeting you will be informed of the decision of your department by letter, within 14 days.
- If your request is accepted, your department will send you a description of the new working pattern, together with the date from which it is to take effect.
- If your application has been rejected, your department will write to you to state the operational reason(s) for refusing the application; provide a sufficient explanation as to why the operational ground(s) for refusal apply in the circumstances; and provide you with details of your right to appeal.
You will have 14 days to appeal after receiving the decision from your department. Your department will then have 14 days to set up an appeal, which will be heard by your head of department (or his or her nominee). The department will let you know the result of the meeting within 14 days.
If you are still not satisfied with the result, you may invoke your department's grievance procedure.
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