Part time working
Part time work is defined as a method of participating in the workplace for a period of time less than the normal full time conditioned hours for the pay band. This may be for reduced hours each week, or working part of a year.
Although an application for part time working will be considered for each specific post on its own merit, the following may be taken into account:
- Will it be practical to move some of the work associated with the specific post to other job functions undertaken within the same section or department?
- Will the conversion to part time work result in any loss of continuity essential for the successful operation of the post?
- Will the part time post present any specific management difficulties that cannot be resolved?
- Will the conversion to part time work lead to any specific detriment to the individual or the organisation?
- Is there any other way in which the needs of the individual can be met more effectively without prejudicing the work of the organisation?
- Could the post be filled by job sharing? ( A3:3, job sharing)
The applicant may be able to make suggestions on how to overcome potential problems.
Whatever our individual work patterns, it is important that we all take a proactive approach to our learning and development. This means working out what your own training needs are, then thinking about how they can be met and how this will help BBSRC to meet its business goals. The next step is to discuss your ideas with your supervisor or line manager, who is responsible for helping you to address your development needs.
If you want to attend a course that is full time, talk to your line manager to see if they can adjust your work times/days to coincide with the training activities. Don’t forget, there are many alternatives to formal training courses, such as shadowing, on-line courses and distance learning. For further information contact your local training co-ordinator.
If your training and/or further education requires you to make alternative arrangements for child and other dependant care your local institute management may be able to reimburse any reasonable costs. If you require such help you should talk to your line manager and then obtain agreement from your local HR manager.