Case study: David Clyne.

David Clyne

David Clyne, 42, lives in Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park during the week. He works compressed hours Tuesday to Friday to allow him Mondays off to spend time with his partner, Katy McNeil, at their home in Edinburgh.

David, who works as a recreation and access manager for the national park, said: "The Cairngorms National Park Authority is a great place to work and very considerate to employees work life balance.

"My working pattern allows me to enjoy an extended weekend, visit the outdoors more often and travel to see my family.

"It also makes me more productive at work as I have to carefully plan each working day or week to ensure I keep my professional commitments within the allotted timeframe.

"I also have to be flexible in work delivery. For instance, I’m very happy to work on my usual ‘out office' day if my team or a client requires me to do so. I also have to ensure my colleagues are informed of my movements and how to contact me."