Human Resources

Retirement Policy

There is no compulsory retirement age for Birkbeck employees from 6 April 2011, except in the short term for those employees covered by the transitional arrangements, i.e. those employees who have been notified under the statutory procedure prior to 6 April 2011.

Birkbeck is committed to equal opportunities for all employees. Birkbeck recognises the contributions of a diverse workforce, including the skills and experience of older employees. It believes that employees should, wherever possible, be permitted to continue working for as long as they wish to do so. Birkbeck seeks to retain the best talent, including older employees. The College appreciates that some employees may wish to take early retirement; retire when they reach state pension age; or continue working, possibly working on a flexible basis and planning their retirement over a phased period. Birkbeck aims to support employees by enabling flexible retirement options.

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The HR team is based on the first floor of Egmont House
Postal address: Human Resources, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX