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Pensions & Benefits - Flexible Benefits Scheme - Car Park Scheme

Car Parking Scheme Information

If you wish to join the staff car parking scheme to use on campus car parking, you will need to apply initially by email to the Security Administrator: c.taylor@aston.ac.uk.

If our allocated spaces on campus are full, you may need to join a waiting list until someone leaves the scheme and a space becomes vacant.

Staff must be directly employed by Aston University on the full payroll system.  Emeritus Professors are the only exception to this rule.

There is no parking available for temporary, casual or placement staff, or for students who are also carrying out paid work.

For information regarding Maternity Leave, Retirement and returning to work under a different contract, Long Term Sick Leave or Other Leave of Absence and Emeritus Professors see below.  For more information on the Staff Car Parking Scheme click here.

Change of Name 

Staff Car Parking Scheme members are requested to inform the Security Administrator if they should change their name so that records are kept up to date.

Maternity Leave:

Staff Car Parking Scheme members should inform the Security Administrator by email the date of their maternity leave about two weeks in advance. Spaces are retained for the duration of maternity leave. Car parking deductions and access will cease during maternity leave, but members will need to contact the Security Administrator who will advise how to cancel payments. Two weeks before the return to work date, members need to contact the Administrator (email c.taylor@aston.ac.uk) in order to have their access fob temporarily reinstated to allow access until your salary payments can be resumed. Please note: No other party can use their car parking access fob, permit or space during a scheme member's maternity leave. This includes colleagues, temporary staff or partners.

Retirement and returning to work under a different contract:

Those retiring from Aston need to return their access fob, by prior booked appointment, with the Security Administrator in order to return their permit and access for a deposit refund. If, after your retirement date, you are going to be returning to work part time, or going onto a different contract, you can remain in the scheme only if you are paid via the full or sessional payroll. If you return to work on a casual basis, you will not be eligible to remain in the scheme. If you are returning as an unpaid emeritus member of staff, then you will need to gain specific advice about your car parking by contacting the Security Administrator.

On leaving the University, staff automatically leave the parking scheme and their payroll deductions are stopped and their fob deactivated.  If staff leave the University with the intention of being re-employed, even if there is only a month or two break they would need to re-apply to join the scheme, even if they still have their fob and permit.

Any staff leaving and returning on a casual basis (not on the full or sessional payroll) cannot remain in the scheme. There is no up-front, lump sum payment facility for casual returners, or occasional car parking facility on campus. Occasional parking is on the Millennium Point public car park off Jennens Road.

Long Term Sick Leave or other Leave of Absence:

If you are on extended sick leave or other leave of absence, you will need to cancel your car parking payment. Please contact the Security Administrator in the first instance.

Emeritus Professors

The process for an Emeritus Professor is slightly different as they are not paid a salary.  In the first instance you must contact the Security Administrator by email.  She will send an application/payment form and, once you have made your payment, either arrange for you to retain your current access fob, or arrange to meet you to hand over your fob and permit.  The payment rate will be equivalent to 50% of the lowest rate i.e. currently £157.50 per annum and will need to be paid in the form of an annual lump sum.