Homeworking is one of the ways to work flexibly

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It is possible for some employees to do some or all of their work from home on an occasional or regular basis. It is important that consistent practice is followed across the University to ensure that those working from home are safe and effective.

Read more about working from home safely and working from home effectively.

We have defined three different types of homeworking for staff in the Professional Services and Research job families and there is different guidance for each type:

  • Occasional homeworking – where homeworking takes place with agreement from the Principal Investigator or Line Manager on an ad hoc basis.
  • Regular homeworking – where homeworking takes place over a regular pattern, up to three days per week.
  • Remote working – where an employee works entirely from home or another space and has no fixed base at the University.

Academic staff in the Education & Scholarship and Education & Research job families are usually able to work from home to meet the requirements of their role and the guidance in the Academic staff attendance and workload policy, working from home safely and working from home effectively must be followed by all staff.