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Work Life Balance, Flexible Working and Agile Working

North Ayrshire Council, as an employer of choice, has a number of policies and procedures in place to allow employees to achieve a work life balance either through a permanent arrangement, or on an ad-hoc basis.

Work Life Balance

The Work Life Balance Policy and Procedure (PDF, 184kb) is in place to allow employees to apply to make a permanent change their working pattern, to support a better balance between work and home.

There are different options available, as detailed in the HR Guide: Work Life Balance Options, (PDF, 171kb).

Flexible Working Hours Scheme

Most of our full time employees work 35 hours per week. A flexible working scheme is in operation in some parts of the council. This scheme affords employees the opportunity to vary their start and finish times so they can maintain a comfortable work-life balance.

Eligible employees can arrange their working times based on workload, patterns of work within their service, and other commitments, whilst providing the most efficient service possible.

Find out more in our Flexible Working Hours Scheme (PDF, 172kb).

Agile Working

Agile Working means empowering employees to work where, when, and how they choose (subject to business needs), to maximise their productivity and deliver the greatest value to the business.

The HR Guide: Agile Working (PDF, 321kb) has been produced to assist managers and employees who are working on an agile basis.

Working Time Regulations

All working patterns agreed must comply with the Working Time Regulations. Our HR Guide: Working Time Regulations (PDF, 152kb) includes guidance on having 2 or more jobs, and working more than 48 hours per week. If you have any questions regarding these regulations please contact Human Resources & Organisational Development.