Guidance for departmental administrators
Flexible working can include a wide variety of working practices. A flexible working arrangement can be any working pattern other than the normal working pattern in your department. Examples could include part-time working; compressed hours (for example, working full weekly hours over four rather than five days); job-sharing; staggered hours; term-time only working, or working from home ("teleworking")
There is also provision for flexible retirement. A scheme allowing, with University approval, a mixture of retirement and continuity at work.
Working from home or 'teleworking'
Teleworking (working away from the traditional office environment, usually supported by information and communication technologies) can be a mutually beneficial arrangement.
Unlike other flexible working arrangements detailed in this guidance, which are limited to parents and carers in certain circumstances, teleworking may be undertaken by any member of staff with the agreement of the department. It should be voluntary and, generally speaking, reversible at the department's or employee's request. It may be set up on a temporary or ongoing basis, and in either case it may be wise to set up a trial period.
Teleworking has implications for management of staff, and there are likely to be practical arrangements and some contractual changes as well. There is some general guidance on teleworking on this site, but departments should always take advice from sector personnel officers.
- Humanities Division:
Ms Parsons, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road (Tel. 2-70559, email: email@example.com)
- Social Sciences Division and Museum staff:
Ms Phillips, Hayes House, 75 George Street (Tel. 6-14857, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division:
Ms Sutcliffe, 9 Parks Road, (Tel. 2-82588, email: email@example.com)
- Medical Sciences Division:
Mrs Sundaram, Medical Sciences Divisional Office, The John Radcliffe (Tel. 553-21945, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ms Haugen, Medical Sciences Divisional Office, The John Radcliffe (Tel. 553-21620, email: email@example.com)
- Continuing Education:
Mrs Nickless, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square (Tel. 2-70310, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)