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Employee Wellbeing Advisors provide advice and guidance to all members of staff in line with our wellbeing policies to support attendance at work and to engage with employees who require wellbeing assistance, promoting a culture of wellbeing across our campuses.


Covid-19 Protocols

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Sickness Absence Toolkit



Supporting Disabilities

Guidance Documents

Inspire Workplace

Free service with immediate access to a counsellor via the free phone number 24/7, 365 days a year

Ill Health Retirement

Retirement on the grounds of ill health may be considered where it appears unlikely from medical advice provided that an employee will be able to return to their role.

If the employee wishes to be considered for ill health retirement, the University will endeavour to assist the employee in discussions with the relevant occupational pension body (USS/NILGOSC) if they are a member, if they have sufficient service, and if they are considered by the pension body to be permanently unfit for work.

This will allow the employee to find out whether they qualify for, and the financial implications of accepting ill health retirement.

USS - Incapacity retirement from active service factsheet