Voluntary Initiatives

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Introduction

To support the financial sustainability of the University in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in partnership with our recognised Trade Unions, the University has launched two voluntary initiatives for employees.

Temporary unpaid leave scheme

The Temporary Unpaid Leave Scheme provides employees with the opportunity to apply for a temporary period of unpaid leave for minimum period of one month up to a maximum of 12 months, providing employees have a minimum of six months' service (without this constituting a break in service).

The Scheme will be available to employees initially from February 2021 until 31 December 2021.

Employees need to complete an application form and submit this to their manager in order for their application to be considered.

The guide for staff provides information on the implications on pay, annual leave and pension contributions to enable staff to make an informed decision before applying.

The guide for managers provides additional information on the approval process, eligibility and information on how to consider applications.

Temporary unpaid leave application form

Return from temporary unpaid leave online form

Temporary reduction in hours application form

Return from temporary reduction in hours online form

Our HR team is here to support you on a confidential case-by-case basis and can provide specific advice and guidance.

 

 

Temporary reduction in hours scheme

The Temporary Reduction in Hours Scheme provides employees with the opportunity to apply for a temporary reduction to their normal hours for a fixed period for a minimum of three months to a maximum of 12 months.

The Scheme will be available to employees initially from February 2021 until 31 December 2021.

Employees need to complete an application form and submit this to their line manager in order for their application to be considered.

The guide for staff provides information on the implications on pay, annual leave and pension contributions to enable staff to make an informed decision before applying.

The guide for managers provides additional information on the approval process, eligibility and information on how to consider applications.

 

Last edited Sep 12, 2021