Flexible working is defined as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when, where and how they work". When exploring these options, it is helpful to consider:
- When the work needs to be done
- Where the work needs to be done
- How work is planned and undertaken
Having a flexible working arrangement can help individuals have better notification of, and predictability in, their work schedule.
Effective flexible working practices balance the needs of the member of staff with:
- patient experience
- service delivery
- work-life balance of colleagues
Delivering care to our patients at UHB is achieved through a variety of different roles. Therefore, flexible working will look and feel different for different roles. What might work for one role, might not work for another. But all managers must ensure that each request will be considered in a fair, compassionate and timely manner.