Change in Career Path: Allison McIntosh-Smith

Change in Career Path: Allison McIntosh-Smith

“It’s never too late to change direction… Just go for it, be curious, be adventurous and take a chance!”

Allison McIntosh-Smith has been in the faculty since 2013 and recently changed career paths, from a Professional services role as an Office Administration Manager to a Technical services role as a Laboratory Technician.Read more

Supporting staff returning from Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental, Adoption and Compassionate/Dependents leave

Guidance for line managers –staff returning from Maternity+ Leave (including maternity, extended paternity, shared parental, adoption and compassionate/dependents leave) during the Covid-19 period and as we transition out of it

Guidance for line managers:If you manage a member of staff who is returning from Maternity+ Leave (a term which includes extended paternity, shared parental, adoption, and compassionate or dependents leave), there are a number of actions you should undertake to support them.… Read more

Job sharing – Jo McWhirter

Job sharing – Jo McWhirter

“As soon as I saw the role advertised, I asked if a job-share would be something that they would be open to…the response to this was very positive.”

Jo McWhirter has been a part of the SCEEM School Team since 2017, and now works as the Outreach and Student liaison Programme Assistant, job sharing the role with Kirsten Horne.Read more

Job sharing – Ann Gaitonde

Flexible working: Ann Gaitonde

“You’ve both got to want that balance, and to have similar ambitions… and it depends on having the right people above you to make a job share happen.”

Dr Ann Gaitonde is an Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering, and joint Head of the Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics Research Group.Read more