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Change & Leaving YSJ

This section provides information for staff leaving employment which includes, retirement, redundancy or resignation.


Exit interview

The University has made a firm commitment to improve the working lives of its staff and is keen to know about your experiences of working for the organisation both positive and negative.  

On leaving the University staff are asked to complete and submit the online Exit Questionnaire

There is also an exit interview form which is intended to provide managers with a template should an interview be conducted with a member of staff   It is intended as a template only and can be amended to adequately record the nature of the discussion.  The full survey above should also be completed and not just this template.


With the abolition of the Default Retirement Age in 2011 the University no longer operates an age-related approach to retirement.  The decision on when to retire is one for the individual to make and, subject to satisfactory performance and the needs of the business, employees may work for as long as they choose.

York St John recognises that many staff value the opportunity to adapt working patterns to suit the requirements of their lives outside work, whether this is about freeing up time for caring responsibilities, combining employment and study, or reducing work commitments in preparation for retirement.  The University takes a positive approach to flexible working and is committed to helping staff achieve the work/life balance that is right for them, subject to the needs of the business.  More information on flexible working options can be found in the Work/life Balance section of these webpages.

The abolition of the Default Retirement Age does not affect the age at which employees may access their pensions.  Individuals should contact their pension provider for further details. 


Job Security Framework


Redundancy Guidance

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact your designated HR Officer in the Human Resources Dept.


Voluntary Severance


Links to useful websites