Supporting working life
Work and family
The School of Biochemistry promotes the University of Bristol Parents at Work, which provides information and support for parents and carers.
The School is committed to providing every opportunity for our staff to integrate the development of a career with family responsibilities. All employees have the right not to be subjected to a detriment on the grounds of pregnancy, childbirth or maternity/paternity, irrespective of hours of work or service. The University website has more information on eligibility, entitlements and the University paternity policy, maternity policy, adoption policy and shared parental leave policy. In addition, the School of Biochemistry has produced a school-specific Parental Leave Booklet 2022 (PDF, 558kB) to support you throughout your parental leave.
A number of our staff currently take advantage of flexible working arrangements. Requests for flexible working are always considered and could include job shares, part time working, term time or seasonal working, career breaks and training breaks. The School recognises flexible working can provide benefits to both the employer and the employee.
University staff networks
Our Staff Networks provide a safe space for colleagues sharing particular circumstances or characteristics to connect with others, share experiences and challenge organisational practices to create a more inclusive working environment.