Soul

Happiness and contentment come in part from achieving a good work / life harmony. Harmony comes from knowing that you are supported and that you have the flexibility to be present and be the best that you can be. In this section you will find links that can help you in those aims.

Flexi-Time

The Flexi-Time Scheme allows employees in staff grades 1-5, within the rules of the scheme, reasonable scope to vary their start and finish times to suit their personal circumstances and business needs, so long as they fulfil their overall commitment to work an average of 37 hours per week over a four week period. The scheme works two ways and therefore employees may on occasion be required to work longer hours to meet organisational need.

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People Strategy

Our People Strategy outlines how we intend to make that happen. It encapsulates the initiatives, policies and support we will put in place for every aspect of your life at Loughborough.

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Flexible working

All eligible employees have the right to ask that their employer consider their proposal for flexible working conditions.

Staff should note that they have the right to request flexible working and not an automatic right to alter their work patterns in this way. However, the University takes all such requests seriously and is committed to following best practice in this area and to helping staff to balance work and home life.

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Statutory leave

All Loughborough University employees are given generous holiday allowance, which includes UK statutory bank holidays and additional leave during University closure periods, which is in addition to the regular leave allowance for staff members.

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Counselling

Helping you to deal with life’s challenges

People use counselling for all kinds of different reasons. You don’t need to be in a crisis or have a work related issue to use the service. We have a team of experienced counsellors who can work with you to find ways forward, make decisions, gain new perspectives, discover solutions and come to terms with and manage challenging life events. 

As an in-house service the counselling team have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the particular pressures and difficulties associated with working in a university environment. They also understand the kind of challenges that everyone can face in their day to day lives.

The counselling service is available to all University employees and gives you the opportunity to talk confidentially to a professionally trained person who is outside your immediate situation.

The counselling service offers:

• an in-house team of counsellors

• an initial appointment to assess your needs

• up to six sessions of one to one counselling per year

 

Contact details:

Email ucs@lboro.ac.uk  Telephone 01509 222148

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Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides confidential unlimited support on any matter that might be of concern to you – from mental health and wellbeing, through to legal, relationship and money matters.

Help is given by accredited counsellors or information specialists, depending on whether the need is for emotional or practical support.

The services is free and available to members of staff across the University 24 hours a day, 365 days a year either through an online portal or a telephone helpline.

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Staff support groups

The University is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and supports all groups of staff. A number of staff support groups have been established by Human Resources and Organisational Development so that members can support each other, raise any concerns and influence the University’s People Strategy.

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Reward and recognition

We’re a firm believer that employees should be recognised for their hard work and contribution to the University’s growth and success. Our reward schemes help us deliver on this belief.

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Level 2 Disability Employer

The University is committed to the government’s national ‘Two Ticks Positive about Disabled People’ scheme. This means the University is committed to taking actions in two themes under level 2 of the scheme, which are:

  • Getting the right staff with disabilities
  • Keeping and developing our staff with disabilities
Find out more GOV.UK website

Workload model

This Agreement is between Loughborough University and Loughborough University and College Union (LUCU) and came into operation from the academic year 2005-06, was updated in 2009 and again in 2013. It applies to all schools of the University. The University and LUCU seek to promote a congenial and healthy working environment and to engender trust and co-operation between colleagues. Good management at school level is one key to achieving these objectives; colleagues who work in a school in which they feel they have an important role, are part of a team, are fairly treated, are part of the decision making process and work in an environment which is friendly and constructive, will work more efficiently and with less stress.

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Centre for Faith and Spirituality

The CFS is here to provide a place where students and staff are welcomed to reflect, explore and express faith and spirituality.

It is a place to pray, to meditate and to meet others. It also offers help with spiritual, ethical and moral concerns. Chaplains of various faiths are available to anyone irrespective of their religious or spiritual beliefs.

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Counselling

Helping you to deal with life’s challenges

People use counselling for all kinds of different reasons. You don’t need to be in a crisis or have a work related issue to use the service. We have a team of experienced counsellors who can work with you to find ways forward, make decisions, gain new perspectives, discover solutions and come to terms with and manage challenging life events. 

As an in-house service the counselling team have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the particular pressures and difficulties associated with working in a university environment. They also understand the kind of challenges that everyone can face in their day to day lives.

The counselling service is available to all University employees and gives you the opportunity to talk confidentially to a professionally trained person who is outside your immediate situation.

The counselling service offers:

  • an in-house team of counsellors
  • an initial appointment to assess your needs
  • up to six sessions of one to one counselling per year

 

Contact details:

Email ucs@lboro.ac.uk  Telephone 01509 222148

Self-Referral

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides confidential unlimited support on any matter that might be of concern to you – from mental health and wellbeing, through to legal, relationship and money matters.

Help is given by accredited counsellors or information specialists, depending on whether the need is for emotional or practical support.

The services is free and available to members of staff across the University 24 hours a day, 365 days a year either through an online portal or a telephone helpline.

Find out more