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Adoptive, Parental, Maternity and Paternity Leave

Adoptive Leave

Adoptive leave is available to members of staff who have been notified, by an approved adoption agency, of a match with a child for adoption and the date on which the child is due to be placed with the member of staff for adoption is on or after 5 October 2008. Full details of the university policy and the application forms can be found by following the links below:

Policy Application Forms

Parental Leave

Parental leave enables members of staff time off work to look after a child or to make arrangements for the child’s welfare. The full university policy on parental leave and applications forms can be found by following the links below:

Policy Application Forms

Maternity Leave

A member of staff, whilst in paid employment, is entitled to take 52 weeks continuous maternity leave, provided her contract covers the whole period. The first 26 week period is known as Ordinary Maternity Leave (OML) and the remaining 26 weeks as Additional Maternity Leave (AML). The university policy on maternity leave with application forms can be found by following the below link:

Policy

A central maternity fund has been created by the University to provide assistance to departments and schools to ensure that the essential work of all members of staff who take maternity leave is covered and that women can enjoy anxiety-free leave. Details of this fund and the application forms can be found below:

Maternity Cover Fund Maternity Cover Fund Application Forms

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave gives eligible members of staff, following the birth of a child or the matching and placement of a child for adoption, the statutory right to paid leave to care for the child or support the mother. The University gives eligible members of staff 15 days fully paid paternity leave to be taken within 4 months of the birth of the child. Full details of the university policy on paternity leave and application forms can be found at the links below:

Policy Application Forms