4.7 Flexible Work
4.7.1 Staff Members may make a request to move to a flexible work arrangement for up to three years (or longer by agreement between the Staff Member and their Supervisor) if the Staff Member:
(a) has carer responsibilities;
(b) has a disability;
(c) is 55 or older;
(d) is experiencing domestic violence; or
(e) is supporting a family or household member who is experiencing domestic violence.
4.7.2 Staff Members, who wish to access flexible work arrangements on any of the grounds outlined in subclause 4.7.1 above, will make written application to their Supervisor, setting out the nature of flexibility required, the grounds upon which the claim is made and the proposed period of time the arrangement will be in place. Flexible work arrangements may include temporary transfer to part-time employment; job sharing; accessing the University's Variable Working Hours Scheme; or alteration of start or finish times.
4.7.3 The University may refuse an application for flexible work arrangements on reasonable business grounds. If the application is refused the University must provide detailed reasons in writing to the Staff Member.
4.7.4 In addition to any other rights in this Agreement, if an application for flexible work arrangement is refused the Staff Member may make further application where circumstances have changed, or 12 months from the date of the initial application.