UTS is strongly committed to fostering a culture that makes flexible work available for all staff. By offering a wide range of options, we aim to not only support work/life balance for individual staff, but also achieve UTS’s strategic objectives of promoting new ways of working and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.
Our University recognises that while work is important, it is not the only way that people contribute to society. Everyone undertakes activities outside work, including things such as family responsibilities, study, cultural activities, volunteering and recreational and sporting activities, all of which can have implications for their paid work. Accessing flexible work can help us all manage these various roles and responsibilities with a greater sense of wellbeing and satisfaction.
Working flexibly helps UTS as an organisation by:
- fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture,
- improving job satisfaction, productivity and performance,
- building a resilient workforce,
- making UTS an employer of choice,
- improving work health and safety outcomes and,
- ensuring we comply with our legal obligations (such as anti-discrimination, employment, and health and safety legislation).
In promoting and supporting flexible work, UTS aims to balance the needs of individual staff members with the needs of our University as a publicly funded provider of excellent education and research. In doing this, we emphasise that such balance can only be achieved in an environment of mutual respect and co-operation between the University, supervisors and staff members.
For more information about flexible working at UTS see our Guide and our Checklists for Staff and Supervisors