Support Flexible Work

Flexible Working. Works for Everyone.  

Flexible work is important at UNSW. It supports a diverse, productive workplace and allows for a better work-life integration to meet your career goals in the short and long term.  

    Research by the Diversity Council Australia has shown that flexible working arrangements enhance organisational performance, boosts employee satisfaction and increases company revenue.

    Despite the benefits for both the company and employee, Flex Careers Annual Flexibility Report 2019 revealed 96% of respondents need flexible working arrangements, but 50% believe that requesting flexible work may hinder their career prospects.

    UNSW aims to dismantle this perception by integrating flexible working into the ‘business as usual’ employee culture.

    What can I do?

    You can support a positive flexible work culture in your Faculty, Division or School by: 

    • promoting UNSW’s Flexible Work Policy and Toolkit in your place of work 
    • being open to different ways of working  
    • remembering, flexible work options will vary between staff and change through the stages of their career and life stages. 
    • being proactive and openly discuss flexible work options on annual planning days with your team 
    • being innovative, and re-think how to balance flexible work options with UNSW’s objectives    
    • having visible staff role-models in your Faculty or Division who work flexibly 
    • sharing stories the promote the benefits of workplace flexibility for staff and UNSW  

    UNSW offer a wide range of flexible work types and leave options including part time roles, job share and compressed weeks as well as leave without pay and long service leave. Find out what is available and how you can apply.

    UNSW recognises that many staff, including those with caring responsibilities and other personal commitments, may be unable to attend essential meetings if they are scheduled too early or too late in the day. Scheduling regular team meetings between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm will support inclusion.