Maternity provision for fixed-term post-doctoral researchers

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Dear Nuffield College, Oxford,

I am trying to find out more about maternity provision for post-doctoral researchers in Cambridge and Oxford, and hope you can answer the following questions for me:

1) Does your college employ Junior Research Fellows, or have an equivalent paid fixed-term post-doctoral research position?

2) If so, are such researchers eligible for maternity leave and pay? Please give details of any existing policy, and whether it has been applied in the last five years.

3) If maternity leave is taken by a JRF or post-doctoral researcher on a fixed-term contract, is the duration of the position extended by an amount of time equivalent to the time taken as leave, so that research time and funding is not lost as a result of taking leave? Please provide any details.

Thanks in advance for any information you can give me.

Yours faithfully,

J Iqbal

Nuffield College Bursar, Nuffield College, Oxford

I will be out of the office and mostly away from email until Monday 7th
January 2019.

TM

Dear Nuffield College, Oxford,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI request submitted to you on 6 January 2019. The law states that authorities must respond within 20 working days. Please could you get back to me as soon as possible?

Yours faithfully,

J Iqbal

Nuffield College Bursar, Nuffield College, Oxford

Dear J Iqbal,

I am very sorry for the delay. We'll aim to provide a response before the end of this week.

All the best,

Tom

TOM MOORE

Bursar
Nuffield College, Oxford, OX1 1NF
+44 (0) 1865 278525 or 278606

<http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/>

On 06/02/2019, 21:06, "J Iqbal" <[FOI #542225 email]> wrote:

Dear Nuffield College, Oxford,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI request submitted to you on 6 January 2019. The law states that authorities must respond within 20 working days. Please could you get back to me as soon as possible?

Yours faithfully,

J Iqbal



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Nuffield College Bursar, Nuffield College, Oxford

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Dear J Iqbal,

With apologies again for the delay, here are the answers to the questions set out in your email below:

1. Yes.

2. Yes, in line with the policy which applies to all employees and which is attached.

3. We consider each case on an individual basis, but in general we will consider (and have in the recent past agreed) to extend the period of a researcher's fixed-term contract to cover the period of maternity or shared parental leave.

All the best,

Tom

TOM MOORE

Bursar
Nuffield College, Oxford, OX1 1NF
+44 (0) 1865 278525 or 278606

<http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/>

On 06/01/2019, 20:45, "J Iqbal" <[FOI #542225 email]> wrote:

Dear Nuffield College, Oxford,

I am trying to find out more about maternity provision for post-doctoral researchers in Cambridge and Oxford, and hope you can answer the following questions for me:

1) Does your college employ Junior Research Fellows, or have an equivalent paid fixed-term post-doctoral research position?

2) If so, are such researchers eligible for maternity leave and pay? Please give details of any existing policy, and whether it has been applied in the last five years.

3) If maternity leave is taken by a JRF or post-doctoral researcher on a fixed-term contract, is the duration of the position extended by an amount of time equivalent to the time taken as leave, so that research time and funding is not lost as a result of taking leave? Please provide any details.

Thanks in advance for any information you can give me.

Yours faithfully,

J Iqbal

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