The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Work Life Balance
The University recognises that staff have responsibilities and interests that have to be balanced with working life. It is the University’s aim to create a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and their families, promotes welfare, maintains working practices and provides a productive balance between work and life outside work. Operational needs must be taken into account, but managers are encouraged to be innovative in organising their team and respond positively to requests to alter working patterns to enable staff to fulfil more effectively their professional and personal commitments.
The University acknowledges that by adopting such an approach it can attract and retain high calibre staff. The University has developed a range of provisions and information regarding work life balance:
The University recognises that its employees may need a period of time away from work, for a variety of reasons. This Career Break Policy complements the University’s commitment to work-life balance and also enhances its capability to recruit and retain staff