Flexible Working Time System

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The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment for its staff and to developing work practices and human resource policies that support work-life balance wherever possible. The University seeks to offer staff alternative working patterns that will help them to strike a balance between paid work and personal life. While some roles within Faculties and Centres are less adaptable to the Flexible Working Time (FWT) System outlined below, the aims of the flexible working policy are to improve the working conditions of staff by better enabling them to combine their work and personal life and to improve the utilisation of staff and optimisation of physical resources.

This Policy is part of the larger policy initiative
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it is taken in staff’s ‘own time’. For young people under the age of 18 years, a minimum break of half an hour is required after 4.5 hours in accordance with the working time regulations.
• Academic Staff must record their Working Hours via the Time Attendance System of the University
• Administrative Staff of the Faculty and Centre are to maintain a manual record of Working Hours of Academic Staff
• Success of the FWT system relies upon the trust between staff using the scheme and their manager


Subject to the operational needs of the University to deliver lessons effectively and where Faculties choose to introduce the scheme, flexi-time is available to all academic staff apart from:
• Administrative staff and casual workers
• Staff whose contracts require the working of specific fixed hours (e.g. staff working shifts)
• Academic staff with similar flexibilities within their contract

The normal working hours pattern for a full time member of staff is:
Monday to Saturday: 8:00am to 10:00pm
There is one unpaid hour for meal break each day.
Week: 45 hours

Core and flexible
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• Staff are not allowed to be late or absent from any lecture, tutorial or lab session that are assigned to them.
• Cancellation and replacement of lessons need valid and acceptable justification, consent from Programme Coordinator and approval from the Dean. Date and time for replacement of cancelled lesson must be mutually agreed by the respective lecturer, the students, Programme Coordinator and the Dean of the Faculty.
• Staff are also required to attend University meetings and events as they would during normal working hours. They are required to be punctual at meetings where their attendance is required. Isolated incident of lateness or absence from meetings may be excused if valid justification and apology are submitted by the staff and accepted by the Chair of the meeting.
• Staff are required to post their class schedule for every Semester/Term through on notice board or online. Any amendment to class schedule must be published at least two week before commencement of