Cardiff University defines the factors to be taken into account in considering any request as:
The University also uses a 12-week trial period wherever possible.
Source: 'Working Flexibly at Cardiff University'
Clearly, not every job/role is suited to a 'flexible' pattern. Where face-to-face interaction with others is important or where equipment/technology is important, the role may not be suitable. But such roles may lend themselves to a more 'ad hoc' occasional variation, or even an agreed plan which does not involve the same hours away each week.
If the manager is always absent at a particular time, there is a risk that this time quickly becomes a 'rest period' for all concerned.
The following topics are covered, in detail, within the Directory.
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