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Human Resources

Flexible Working

Any Queen Mary employee can apply to work flexibly by requesting a change to their contract. There is no automatic right to work flexibly but we do have a duty as an employer to deal with any requests in a 'reasonable' manner.  

There may be sound practical and business reasons why the University is unable to accommodate the work pattern you have in mind. However, our Flexible Working Policy aims to ensure that:

  • any application you make is given serious consideration;
  • if your application is refused, you will be given the reason why and a right of appeal.

You may apply to change your contract (up to) twice in any twelve-month period.

Below we have outlined different types of flexible working. Please note that this does not mean all these options will be available to you whilst in your role at Queen Mary.

Types of Flexible Working

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