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Family friendly policy

Many members of staff have family responsibilities which must be balanced with work commitments.

family friendly policy

Many members of staff have family responsibilities which must be balanced with work commitments and the University has a range of family-friendly policies aimed at helping staff to manage that balance.

Full details on each policy can be found on the University’s Human Resources website.

A summary of the key features of each policy is given under each link below

From 1 December 2014 new legislation on shared parental leave came into force for the parents of babies due/or children matched/placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015. Shared Parental Leave is a new right that will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed. More information on this can be found here. The University of Edinburgh has developed a shared parental leave policy in line with this new legislation.

 

Maternity leave

If you are pregnant you are entitled to the following maternity benefits

Paternity leave

If you are the partner of the mother or primary carer you may be entitled to the following paternity leave and benefits

Parental leave

The University has a specific leave policy for parents.

Student maternity and family leave

The University has specific policies for students to provide flexibility.

Flexible working

The University has policy to enable people to work flexibly.

Time off for dependants

The University has policy to enable people to take time off for dependents.

Adoption/surrogacy leave

The University has specific policies in place relating to adoption and surrogacy leave.

Childcare vouchers

The University enables the exchange of a proportion of your salary for childcare vouchers.

Shared parental leave

Documentation and guidance on Shared Parental Leave and Pay, available to eligible employees whose child is due to be born/adopted on or after 5 April 2015.

Caring for carers

The University has a specific policy and support networks in place to support carers.