February 17th, 2021
In 2021 the HR team are introducing two new voluntary benefits schemes and two temporary initiatives to assist staff in managing the impact of Covid-19 and their wellbeing.
• Two new voluntary benefits schemes which will bring additional choice to the current range of voluntary benefits
• Two temporary initiatives designed as short-term measures to assist staff in managing the impact of Covid-19 and their own wellbeing whilst also supporting the cost savings that the University has identified for 20/21.
Details of all the schemes are outlined below:
Voluntary Benefits – two new schemes will bring additional choice to our current range of voluntary benefits.
Temporary initiatives – These two schemes were designed in partnership with our campus trade unions and are short-term measures to assist staff in managing the impact of Covid-19 and their own wellbeing whilst also supporting the cost savings that the University has identified for 20/21.
For both schemes requests should be made to your line manager to enable operational impact to be appropriately considered.
These two temporary schemes are designed to provide additional options for staff who may feel that they would benefit from a temporary reduction in hours or a period of temporary unpaid leave to help manage their personal circumstances.
It is important to highlight that the launch of these schemes is not intended to change the approach and flexibility that managers have been applying for staff throughout the Covid-19 period.
The University continues to encourage staff and managers to adopt flexibility in working patterns/ working hours during the current lockdown, in particular for those staff with caring/childcare responsibilities.
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