Establishing a workplace culture of flexibility
We launched the Primary Carer Conference Support Scheme to assist academic staff who have primary carer responsibilities to attend and present at academic conferences. After feedback from parents and carers, we are making improvements to our policies and processes around taking leave and returning to work. A new online Carers Hub is being developed with information to support staff who have parental and caring responsibilities and their managers, and a Carers Network will be established in 2018. A number of areas of the University are piloting flexible working arrangements and in 2018 we will launch a new Flexible Work Policy and process with support for staff and managers.