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Published: 21 May 2020

Civil Service – Finalist 2020, Best for Flexible Working

The Civil Service is a trailblazer in flexible working for all, recognising that this is key for success today for departments’ agendas and their employees’ wellbeing and work-life balance. Flexible working is endorsed from the top down and the organisation offers smarter working hubs and staff networks to support flexible workers, e.g. Cross Government Flexible Working Network. It also recognises Workplace Adjustment Passports, the Carer’s Charter and Carer Passports. 

The 2018 Civil Service People Survey results showed that a high proportion of staff work flexibly, with 240,000 civil servants stating that they work in a traditional pattern (note: 2018 total civil servant figure of 430,000). 

The Civil Service Job Share Finder website, set up in 2015, has helped 130 people (mostly female) find job share partners and take up new posts, while more than 3,300 people have registered. 

A Brilliant Civil Service is underpinned by flexibility and helps achieve their ambition of being the most inclusive organisation in the UK by 2020.