Looking after you - work

Click on each section for information and resources to improve your working life and perform at your best in your employment.   

Terms and conditions for staff ​

The University staff handbooks, one for academic-related staff, one for support staff, give information relating to terms and conditions of employment. 


For more information on the following topics please follow the links provided:

​Flexible working and working from home​

Information on flexible working and working from home can be found on the HR Support webpages

Take time out of your working day ​

Take a moment to ground yourself or expand your horizons in one of the University's beautiful spaces. ​

​And take advantage of staff discounts offered by Oxford University Sport.

Travel to and from work​

The Travel site for the University of Oxford details different methods of travel both into work and on business and the discounts available to staff on everything from bike repairs to rail travel.​

​More information about how to book travel for business can also be found here.


The Oxford University Welcome Service provides information on facilities and activities available to you and your family.

The Newcomers Club aims to provide your partners with the social support they need whilst in Oxford. 

​Work + Family Space​

The Work + Family Space is a University benefit for all employees that offers access to emergency back-up childcare and adult care, a 'speak to an expert' phone line, and a wide range of guides and webinars. ​


For information about the English schooling system and how to find nursery or school places for your children in the area, visit the Welcome Service dedicated webpages

The Oxford University Childcare services run nurseries around the city of Oxford and places are reserved for University employees and students. Some of the colleges also offer nurseries. 

The Focus Programme

Improving your wellbeing at work can be helped by making positive changes to the way you work, and the tasks you carry out in collaboration with other colleagues.​

​The Focus Programme is the University's change and continuous improvement team. It is supporting colleagues in building Continuous Improvement skills, teaching a combination of tools and techniques and the application of a growth mindset.  View the courses available.​

​For more information on how Continuous Improvement can help you and your team, please visit the CI pages.

People and Organisational Development​

The People and Organisational Development (POD) unit aims to give University employees the skills they need to develop in their roles and their working practices. ​

​Multiple online courses can be accessed on the following links covering subjects such as time-management, assertiveness, work relationships, communication, change and conflict management. They are free to access and easy to use. ​

Coaching and Mentoring ​

The POD offers coaching and mentoring for all members of staff free of charge. 

Career development ​

Here are some links to resources designed to help you develop your career:

For more information about career development visit the Career Development section of the online resource centre.​

​Do not tolerate bullying and harassment

The University does not tolerate any form of harassment or victimisation. Information about University policy, complaints procedure and contact details for harassment advisors can be found on the Equality and Diversity Unit’s Bullying and Harassment page

​Online courses on how to deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace can also be found on the POD website under Personnel, and Diversity and Inclusion​.

How to seek support​

Contact your line manager for support at work. ​

​If you cannot access support through your colleagues or manager, we recommend you contact your local HR contact.


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Frances Parkes – Wellbeing Programme Manager