Flexible working scheme and flexible working alternatives
We support flexibility in managing working time. As well as a flexi-time scheme, which allows flexibility of start and finish times and length of breaks within the normal working week, there are a number of flexible working alternatives, which can be considered, such as part time work, job sharing, compressed hours, term time only or annualised hours. All flexible working arrangements must meet the needs of the service, but aim to also support the individual employee to obtain a better work life balance.
The Flexible Working Policy has five key objectives:
To enable the council to meet business needs and provide a quality-driven, added-value service to customers.
To enable the council to attract and retain the best people.
To enable individuals to achieve work-life balance.
To ensure fair treatment for individuals who wish to work more flexibly.
To ensure that people are making effective use of their working time.