i. hold a current CMS contract of employment with the University; and
ii. have at least 26 weeks' continuous service with the University, as an employee; and
iii. provide her department with the correct notification of her intention to take leave, and
iv. confirm her intention to return to work following the birth of her baby (for a minimum of three months. If an employee is on a fixed-term contract, please see the relevant section below.)
with effect from 1 January 2020 the University will introduce a new scheme and all employees who have started employment before the Expected Week of Childbirth will be eligible for the contractual scheme as long as they meet the other requirements of the scheme.