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The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences supports work-life balance and offers a range of family friendly policies including family leave and the option to work part-time or from home.

Flexible working: The Department welcomes applications for flexible working to help staff manage their work-life balance.

Family leave:  The University offers generous family leave: maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave schemes are in operation.

Parents and Carers: We aim to support all our employees with parental or caring responsibilities to ensure that they are able to balance work and family life.

Childcare: The University offers a comprehensive range of childcare services at affordable prices and works closely with various professional bodies to continue to enhance its provision.

Childcare vouchers: You can start paying for these from your pay while expecting a child.

Sponsored priority places for the university childcare waiting list: NDORMS is very keen to support staff with their childcare arrangements and we are pleased to be able to participate in the University Sponsored Places Scheme. This scheme enables departments to nominate staff for a priority place on the nursery waiting list.

NDORMS Family Factsheet.

If you are offered a nursery place via the Sponsored Places Scheme, you may also be eligible to join the University Salary Sacrifice Scheme and benefit from savings on the costs of fees at university nurseries. For more information about the scheme please contact the Personnel Team.

The Department is constantly trying to improve the way it supports working parents, through the Athena Swan initiatives. Recent changes include:

  • core working hours as 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday;
  • seminars, lectures and social events are held during the above time slots and during school terms time;
  • arranging more family friendly activities. 

Please do get in touch with our Equality and Diversity Advisor if you have other suggestions!