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Agile working

We are striving to develop modern working practices that help you to deliver your work in the heart of our community, whilst at the same time allowing you to balance work and life demands. We know that work performance is better if you are able to have flexibility in your working arrangements, and we want to support this.

Agile Working isn’t about home working it’s about being where you need to be to do your job most effectively. It is the term used to describe how you can work from any location, whether it is from a Council building, in the community, from home or any combination of these. 

We want to make sure that working in an agile way doesn’t mean that service delivery suffers in any way. In fact, we want to deliver a better service. We also want to make sure that you know what is expected of you when working in an agile way, to ensure that there is fairness and equity amongst staff and that working arrangements are safe. This policy addresses these issues.

Agile working is about flexibility and as such it is difficult to apply a rigid set of rules around it. You are expected to enter into the spirit of this policy and to remember that agile working brings a responsibility to co-operate with your colleagues and your manager.

Strategic Objectives and Principles

Strategic Objectives and Principles

Find out more about the Strategic Objectives that underpin Agile Working and the principles that you and your team should adopt when considering how you can embed this into your way of working.

Agile work style

Agile work style

In order to imbed agile working we need to understand the way in which you work. To do this we need to agree your ‘work style’ and outline the way in which different teams currently work.

Agile working hours

Agile working hours

When agile working, if it fits in with the needs of your customers and your team, there is the possibility of working anytime between 7am and 7pm, in line with our Flexitime Scheme unless you have fixed working hours in your contract.

Agile working space

Agile working space

Agile working enables you to work from a variety of locations to best serve our customers and improve service delivery. The degree of agile working will depend on the service being delivered and your role.

Agile working technology (ICT)

Agile working technology (ICT)

An essential feature of ‘agile working’ is the use of information and communications technologies to enable new ways of working and moving away from the traditional office environment.

Agile working: Part of the Digital Transformation Programme

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