Retirement Policy (including Flexible Retirement)
From 1 October 2011, under the Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011, the University no longer operates a Default Retirement Age.
Staff, wishing to retire, should do so in accordance with their normal contractual notice period, which dependent on staff category, will range from 1-3 months.
To ensure that Pension benefits are available at the date of retirement, staff are encouraged to seek information on their pension benefits as early as possible and to provide at least 3 months notice of their intention to retire in accordance with ‘Leaving Employment’ details which can be found by clicking here.
Please note that for Academic and Research staff, the notice requirement from the employee remains three months but now ends on : 31 January or 31 July. This is necessary to enable the University to effectively plan the delivery of teaching and other related activities.
The University is committed to adopting a more flexible approach to retirement, and as an alternative to full retirement, employees may reduce their working hours whilst drawing some of their accrued pension benefits.
The retirement policy and detailed procedure to arrange and support flexible retirement can be accessed by clicking here.
If you require further advice or guidance in relation to the above, please contact the Personnel Department.