Work/life balance

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There are a range of policies designed to support staff to balance work and home life and deal with personal responsibilities, as well as some of life's major events. Full copies of all these policies, procedures and application forms are available from Human Resources (updated August 2014).

I am pleased to introduce the University of Dundee's suite of Work/Life Balance Policies. In developing the policies the University continuously draws on the knowledge and experience of the representative bodies and Human Resources staff.

The result is a wide ranging, and in some areas, innovative set of policies designed to support our staff balance work and home life and deal with personal responsibilities, as well as some of life's major events.

Our aims in promoting Work/Life Balance Policies are to demonstrate the value the University places on its employees and to recognise the need for flexibility in the relationship between employer and employee within a context that supports our equality and diversity objectives.

We believe that through such Human Resources policies, the University will benefit through the commitment of our staff and that this approach will help us retain existing valuable employees and support our aspiration to make the University of Dundee an employer of choice.

Mrs Pamela A Milne MA MBA MCIPD, Director of Human Resources

Work/life balance policies

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This policy sets out the University’s approach to hybrid working, which allows a Professional Services member of staff to split their time between attending work on campus and working remotely.

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Safe Leave is provided where Gender Based Violence incidents have arisen

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The University is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment for everyone who works here and to foster an environment in which colleagues can openly and comfortably instigate conversations or engage in discussions about menopause

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Outlines the University's policy and procedure on Maternity Pay and Leave and further guidance on other Maternity matters

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Outlines the range of flexible working practices and a variety of flexible working arrangements which may be available to staff at the University

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Outlines the University's policy on Surrogacy Leave

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Outlines the University's position on Carer's Leave and the policies and procedures in the University that carers may find relevant

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Outlines the University's policy and procedure on Adoption Leave

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Provides guidance to qualifying members of the relevant pension scheme who may be interested in Flexible/Phased Retirement

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Outlines the University's policy and procedure on Shared Parental Leave - a way for parents to share leave and pay

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Outlines the University's policy and procedure on Paternity / Partner Support Leave for when a child is born or adopted