Embracing Flexible Working – NCVO

Posted on: February 17, 2022

Flexible working practices are fundamental to the future of work within charities, helping us deliver more for the people and communities we support.

Together with Acevo and Starfish Search, we’ve published a new report which encourages organisations to embrace them. It draws on conversations we’ve had with colleagues across the voluntary sector and explores the various benefits and barriers.

Read the #TimeToFlex report

We have six recommendations to make flexible working the norm:

1.    Backed by ACEVO and NCVO, the voluntary sector will champion a default position of ‘yes to flex’ – where employers proactively consider how flexibility is possible in the job design for all roles, for everyone.

2.    Flexibility to be advertised for all roles – so employers openly lead the conversation about how flexibility can work, and the focus isn’t on the candidate to request it.

3.    Organisations and individuals to openly share their stories of how flexibility is working – so that best practice, learning and inspiration are easily available in the sector, confidence is built, and stigma is reduced.

4.    Organisations to embrace a position of trust – where individuals are more empowered to manage their time based on outcomes and impact, rather than when and where they work.

5.    Organisations to have the courage to experiment, make mistakes, adjust, learn and improve, and be honest about what is and isn’t working while keeping a focus on individual needs.

6.    Flexibility to become a central pillar of equity, diversity and inclusion, and wellbeing strategies.

Read the #TimeToFlex report

 

Author: Jade Bolton
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