Family friendly leave arrangements for staff

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Family Friendly Leave Arrangements

In accordance with our commitment towards a good work-life balance for staff, the University has a variety of family-friendly policies that provide flexible working arrangements and leave for those with parental responsibilities.

Below are some of the working arrangements in place to help you.

Agile Working

Agile working is intended to be a flexible arrangement that a colleague and their line manager may agree upon if it is mutually beneficial. See our Agile Working Policy for more information.

Flexible Working

Any member of Swansea University staff is entitled to make a request for flexible working. Consideration of requests will be in accordance with the Flexible Working Regulations 2014. Find out more on our Flexible working web page

Exceptional / Emergency Leave

If you have sudden caring responsibilities which prevent you from working, inform your line manager as soon as possible. In these extreme circumstances, the University will grant two days' emergency paid leave to enable alternative caring arrangements to be made. Colleagues may then use a combination of annual leave, flexi, time off under the Time off for Care of Dependants PolicyParental Leave or unpaid leave for the remaining period. This two days’ emergency paid leave is a variation to our current policy and practices and will be in place for the duration of the coronavirus threat. If it is not possible for alternative caring arrangements to be made, please contact your line manager.

Maternity Leave

Expectant mothers have access to maternity pay in accordance with the the University's maternity policy. For guidance and entitlement on maternity leave provision and pay please see further information about Maternity Leave

Paternity/Partner Leave

Fathers or partners can take a period of paternity leave on full pay.  Paternity/partner leave is for 2 weeks, but can only be taken in a block of 1 or 2 weeks. For more information on paternity/partner leave, eligibility and entitlement please see our Paternity/Partner Leave page

Shared Parental Leave

You may be entitled to shared parental pay for some or all of the leave you wish to take. For more information on eligibility and entitlement please see our procedure and guide here: Shared Parental Leave

Parental Leave

Parental leave offers qualifying parents the right to take unpaid time off work to look after their child or make arrangements for their welfare. For more information please see our guide to Parental Leave

Please also see details of our flexible working arrangements.

Adoption/Surrogacy Leave

Adoption leave is available for employees who meet certain eligibility criteria.  For further details, please see University's adoption Leave guide and procedure

Time Off for Care of Dependants

The University is committed to providing flexible working arrangements for staff that may need time off to deal with unforeseen circumstances or emergencies involving a dependant.  For further details on the circumstances for which leave from work is permitted, please see our Time Off for Care of Dependants guide and procedure