Flexible Working: Case Studies

Flexibility and flexible working are terms used to describe a wide range of work styles and employment practices.  Broadly speaking, they cover working patterns that differ from the traditional nine-to-five full-time job.

Achieving a good work/life balance is both desirable and understandable.  We hope the following case studies help to illustrate the diversity of working practice across the University.

Other useful information:

A photograph of Louisa Slingsby

Dr Louisa Slingsby

Job title: Research Fellow in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Place of work: Companion Animal Studies, Langford

Louisa works flexibly to care and spend more time with her children. Find out more.
Pete Barrington (left) and Terry Cotter (right) - Porters who Job share

Terry Cotter and Pete Barrington

Job title: General Porter

Place of work: Queens Building

Terry and Pete job share the position of General Porter within the Faculty of Engineering.  Find out more.
A photograph of Urfan Ali

Urfan Ali

Job title: Web and New Media Manager

Place of work: Public Relations Office, Communications and Marketing

Urfan works flexible hours including one day per week at home to help with childcare.  Find out more.

A photograph of Helen Bush

Helen Bush

Job title: Social Policy Undergraduate Programmes Co-ordinator

Place of work: School of Policy Studies

Helen works flexibly to care for her disabled child.  Find out more.

A photograph of Sarah Cornell

Dr Sarah Cornell

Job title:  Research Fellow  and Science Programme Manager - NERC collaborative research programme

Place of work: Department of Earth Sciences.  

As a single parent Sarah used to work flexibly to care for her young child.  Find out more.