Flexible working and Timewise

We understand how important our work is. But we also know people working for us have other commitments too. All employees can ask to be considered for flexible working options – this is one of the ways we hope to improve work/life balance.

Flexible working can help if you need to look after dependants, study, work elsewhere or have other responsibilities. There are several options available including compressed hours, term-time working, job-shares, flexitime and unpaid leave. We also support remote working, with technology that allows many of our employees to work from home or elsewhere.


We were accredited as a Timewise council in October 2015 and have been re-accredited each year since, acknowledging our ongoing progress in increasing flexible employment opportunities throughout the borough. Search for Timewise jobs.

Since becoming a Timewise council, we ensure that every job we recruit to is advertised as being open to flexibility unless there’s a good business reason why it can’t be – and we’re encouraging other local employers to do the same.