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Work Life Balance Policy

We have  just launched our new Work Life Balance policy to promote and encourage flexible working.

We have a strong commitment to diversity and this means actively helping staff to combine work and home life effectively.

Take a look at our practical guide to Work Life Balance to find out more.

If you're a Head of Department / Section, make sure you also read our essential toolkit for dealing with flexible working requests.

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Supporting you

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As a member of staff, you can access free and confidential counselling and support services through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with Validium.

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Students may ask for support or information outside of your specialism. See the guidance on referring students to the appropriate specialist support service.

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