Flexible Working is one of many options which enable us to deliver excellent customer-focused services as well as ensure that our employees maintain a healthy work / life balance.
Most jobs at the Council can be undertaken in a flexible way, subject to the operational requirements within your service. This will either be specified when you first start your new job or flexible ways of working can be agreed with your manager at a later stage. The Council offers a number of flexible working options to all staff - not just to those with child care or caring responsibilities. Staff can opt to apply for suitable flexible working options on either a temporary or permanent basis.
We have introduced technology that enables the majority of our office-based staff to work from home or at the premises of partner organisations, and to 'hot desk' at our own offices. Also, many of our officers who have daily face-to-face contact with customers carry smart devices to assist them in their daily tasks when they are out and about in the borough.
When you come into work and when you leave does not necessarily have to be the traditional 9-5 routine - we encourage our employees to talk to their manager about flexible hours of work that suit both your lifestyle and the day-to-day operational needs of Council services.
Flexible Working at the Council includes:
Flexible working is about completing your working hours in a different way to established 9-5 ways of working. This may mean at a different time or in a different place to help you achieve a work/life balance, and to help the organisation achieve more flexibility in the services it provides