20978 - Flexible Working

I am investigating Flexible Policy and Adoption within NHS Trusts and as a result would appreciate if you would be able to answer the following questions under the freedom of information act:

  1. Do you offer flexible working policies to address the different types of flexible working listed below (Yes/No):

Part-time working        

Flexitime                        

Job sharing                     

Compressed hours        

Annual hours                 

Term-time working       

Home working              

Voluntary time              

Zero-hour contracts     

Other                                

  • Reference:
    20978
  • Response:

    I am investigating Flexible Policy and Adoption within NHS Trusts and as a result would appreciate if you would be able to answer the following questions under the freedom of information act:

    1. Do you offer flexible working policies to address the different types of flexible working listed below (Yes/No):

    Part-time working         Yes

    Flexitime                         Yes

    Job sharing                      Yes

    Compressed hours         Yes

    Annual hours                  Yes 

    Term-time working        Yes

    Home working                 Yes

    Voluntary time                No

    Zero-hour contracts       Yes

    Other                                 Fixed working patterns/staggered hours

    1. Please provide the number of staff accessing flexible working by the following staff groups in the years 2017/18 and 2018/19 (Headcount):

     

    2017/18

    2018/19

    Medical

     19

    46 

    Nursing

     

     

    AHP/Scientific

    24 

     15

    NMNC

     27

    26 

    Total

     70

     87

     

     

     

     

    1. Please provide the following details around flexible working requests and agreements over the past 12 months (Headcount):

     

    Total number of staff

    Number of flexible working requests

    Number of flexible working agreements

    Male

     

     31

     28

    Female

     

     112

     109

    16-40 Years of Age

     

     60

     58

    40+ Years of age

     

     53

     55

    1. On average, how long does a flexible working agreement last (Years/Months)?

    Contract changed, then individuals can request to change after 12 months

    1. Are flexible working agreements recorded against the employee HR record (ESR)?

    No there is no facility to record this on ESR

    1. What % of vacancies in your organisation have been specifically targeted at reaching individuals seeking flexible working arrangements?

    All qualified vacancies identify that they are working hours up to 37.5 and the application form asks applicants to express their preference for working patterns

    1. Has your organisation seen any quantifiable or measurable returns through the implementation or adoption of flexible working?

    We do not directly directly measure flexible working with quantifiable outcomes

    1. Is training available to managers around dealing with flexible working?

    Local HR support/training is provided to managers on the Flexible Policy

    1. What % of managers have received training around flexible working? 

    This information is not recorded

    Process and Providers of flexible working

    1. Please provide details on the organisation’s application process for a member of staff wishing to engage in a flexible working arrangement. Within which, please indicate whether this process is manual or supported via an electronic system.

    Application forms are held within the Flexible Working Policy, this is published on our Trust website: https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/Policies/hr/flexible-working-arrangements-policy.pdf.  All the forms are accessible on the Trust intranet

    1. Does your organisation use any 3rd party systems to enable or facilitate the flexible working application process and flexible working arrangements?

    No

    1. Please provide the name of the system[s] used

    N/A

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Human Resources
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