Last updated - 10th December 2008
We know that not everybody can, or wants to, work the standard five day week in the office.
So provided it doesn't affect the service we provide, we offer employees a range of flexible working options to help them manage their commitments outside work.
People's needs differ widely, so we offer various working patterns within our FWH scheme. These can include:
If you would like to take advantage of the FWH scheme, talk to your manager. Together you should work out a solution that suits your needs, and those of the business.
Employees with children or caring responsibilities have a legal right to ask for flexible working and each department has a formal process through which this request can take place.
Improvements to technology over recent years, such as remote access, mean that employees can work from home one or more days a week - if it will help them manage commitments.
If you have a reason to work from home, and your job is not dependent on your being in the office, talk to your manager about the feasibility of setting up remote working.
Many departments regularly survey their employees about their work/life balance, to assess how well it's been achieved in the department as a whole. If you are asked about your own circumstances, give as much information as possible, as this will help us improve our processes.