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Job Opportunity: Events and Marketing Officer

Events and Marketing Officer

Family Friendly Working Scotland (FFWS) is part of Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. We help working parents and carers- and their employers – find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.

We are growing our events and services for employers and are looking for an events and marketing officer to support us.

My maternity leave adventures: remember the little things

At Family Friendly Working Scotland, we often talk to employers about how little things can make a big difference to people’s lives: small adjustments to working patterns, having open conversations, leaving work a little early here, starting later there. All these things can help people have a better balance between work and home life which has a ripple effect to improved mental health, stronger family relationships and a happier, more productive workforce.

How flexible working can help our ageing workforce

According to a new study by job site RestLess, record numbers of people over the age of 70 are deciding against retirement and continue to work.

The study is backed by the Office of National Statistics, according to which almost half a million over 70 are currently in full-time or part-time employment- this is an increase of 135% since 2009.

My maternity leave adventures: sharing the care

David and I met on a business course in Boston in 2013. Meeting him has changed my life, and hands down he’s the best thing that’s every happened to me.

But don’t get me wrong, at times during this whole period of maternity/ Shared Parental Leave (SPL), I’ve wanted to beat him over the head with a stick. Hard. Maybe even wring his neck. It’s been stressful at times- but man do I love the guy.

Now the babies are almost one, I felt it was about time to dedicate one of my blogs to the person who is 50% responsible for this toddler/twin life and talk a little bit about our experience of SPL.

Scotland’s most flexible employers announced

Scotland’s best employers for flexible working have been announced by leading work life balance charity, Family Friendly Working Scotland.

Now in its fifth year, the Top Employers Awards celebrate forward-thinking employers who understand how flexibility is good for people - helping them successfully balance work and home life - as well as for business growth.

Figures from Family Friendly Working Scotland show Scots are almost unanimous (95%) in their belief that work life balance is at least as important as salary. This includes nearly a third (32%) of the population who feel it is more important. More than half (55%) of Scottish workers say they already work flexibly (1).

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