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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).

Trustees Required

Working Families is seeking qualified candidates to join the Board of Trustees to help working parents and carers – and their employers – find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. The Charity has recently undergone a period of significant change and this is an exciting time to join Working Families and contribute to its future.

What will you be doing?

  • Providing expert advice, challenge and support to the Senior Management Team
  • Expected to attend 6 Board Meetings a year and regular meetings of the sub-committee to which you are assigned plus one strategy away day each year
  • Supporting Working Families’ events throughout the year
  • Directing the overall management of the Charity and providing strategic guidance and governance

Find further information here

My maternity leave adventures: Our real life

I started writing this blog post in October. Then I got distracted. That pretty much sums up my life right now. I have become a mothering cliché.

UK workers want more flexible working options

The Future of Work report, commissioned by Airbnb, has revealed that the modern trend of remote and flexible working is set to continue; and companies embracing this change stand to get the best talent hires.

Making it work together: Scottish Qualifications Authority

Hannah and Scott Fleming have a slightly complicated schedule. She works from 7.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and works from home on a Friday; her husband Scott works from 7.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday, and stays home on Mondays to work from 7am to 1pm. They agree on one thing: they could never make it work if they were not both employees at Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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