Supporting charities on flexible working.
The issue of flexible working has become all the more crucial due to the rise in home working during the pandemic. A recent survey of charity professionals found that 90% wanted flexible working to continue long-term, and 43% said that they would never apply for a job that was entirely office-based. Yet, the research also raised concerns, with 72% admitting they worked longer hours at home and that boundaries between home and work were a challenge.
ACEVO and NCVO with support from Starfish Search, have convened a working group chaired by Becky Hewitt, which will address some of the barriers and stigma about flexible working as well as sharing examples of good practice across the sector. The group will report its findings later in 2021, including signposting to key resources on flexible working to support voluntary organisations.