UCL Human Resources


Work-Life Balance

A framework to enable staff to achieve an effective work-life balance

Please note, some parts of this policy have been temporarily superseded by the Interim Unpaid Leave, Career Breaks and Reduction of Working Hours Scheme

Please contact the Employment Policy Team if you need further clarification or if you cannot find the information you need. 


A guide to working time regulations applicable to all UCL staff. This policy provides a framework within which departments can consider how best to enable staff to achieve an effective balance between work and life outside the workplace. This framework incorporates UCL's statutory responsibility to consider requests for flexible working for any reason.

Contents include

  • Scope and purpose
  • Criteria for dealing with a request for flexible or revised working arrangements
  • Flexible working options
  • Review of arrangements
  • Monitoring of the policy

Who should read this policy 

  • All staff

Associated documents




Last updated: Thursday, November 1, 2018