Fitting your career around your life
The work we do is incredibly important – but that doesn't mean your job should take over your life. We work hard to ensure that you maintain a healthy work/life balance.
While the normal working week is 42 hours over five days (including lunch breaks), you could have the chance to participate in our flexible working hours scheme. So, we're happy to consider anyone interested in part-time or non-standard working hours and, in line with best practice, we also allow all our staff to request a flexible working pattern.
There are a number of different patterns, including:
Home Working as the title suggests, allows you to spend all or some of your working day or week working from home.
Compressed working hours allow you to squeeze your working week into fewer days. For example, where a standard full time contract has you working 42 hours over five days from Monday to Friday, we may be able to offer you the opportunity to work longer days (nine and quarter hours) over a four day week.
Partial Retirement is a useful option for anyone who is interested in a gradual transition from full time work into retirement – rather than stopping work entirely overnight.
Part Year Working gives you the chance to concentrate your working hours during particular periods – for example, during school term time to allow you to care for your children when they are on holiday from their studies.
It's important to note that there will be some roles with us that aren't as flexible as others, but we'll always aim to make sure your working life is well balanced with your life outside the work place.