Family friendly initiatives
As an employer of choice, the University of Edinburgh aims to support staff in achieving a healthy work/life balance, recognising that many staff will have family responsibilities and that all staff will have occasional need to be absent from work to attend to personal or domestic emergencies.
Family Leave related policies
The University is committed to providing support for employees and in most cases provides contractual benefits over and above the statutory provision for employees with sufficient service.
Regardless of length of service, the University will always take into account the circumstances of the employee when decisions about the employee's role, work, and health and safety are considered.
This statement of overarching principles applies to the suite of Family Leave Related Policies, including:
- Adoption/Surrogacy Leave Policy (with effect from 1 June 2019)
- Flexible Working Policy
- Flexible Retirement Policy
- Maternity Policy (with effect from 1 June 2019)
- Parental Leave Policy
- Partner Leave Policy
- Shared Parental Leave Policy
- Emergency Time-off for Dependants
All of these Policies can be found on the HR Family Leave Policy page.
In addition, we have also listed below, direct links to the specific HR sections: