Recovery and Legacy

Our present working arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic are remaining in place. Anyone who is currently working from home should continue to do so until at least September.

We are continuing to develop our Recovery and Legacy plans, including plans for a return to office-based work. This gives us the opportunity to change how we work in many areas which could include flexible and home working becoming permanent for many people.

Amy changes will be clearly and carefully planned with full consultation following our usual processes, including working fully with Trade Unions before any change are made.

You will be able to see more information on these Recovery and Legacy plans and details of any future working arrangements in this section.

Our present working arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic are remaining in place. Anyone who is currently working from home should continue to do so until at least September.

We are continuing to develop our Recovery and Legacy plans, including plans for a return to office-based work. This gives us the opportunity to change how we work in many areas which could include flexible and home working becoming permanent for many people.

Amy changes will be clearly and carefully planned with full consultation following our usual processes, including working fully with Trade Unions before any change are made.

You will be able to see more information on these Recovery and Legacy plans and details of any future working arrangements in this section.

  • Dispersed working segmentation survey

    14 Aug 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic, with the majority of staff working successfully from home, has given the council the opportunity to stop and re-think how we work as an organisation – based on the principle of ‘work being what we do, not where we are’.

    It is a chance to think about why we need to be in an office, as well as what the office of the future could look like. We want to move to a dispersed working culture, with a number of dispersed work types and we’ll work closely with staff so that your views are heard as we shape the council of the future. We aren’t starting from scratch on any of this, we have for a number of years successfully delivered great services working as flexible workers working remotely some of the time using fit for purpose IT kit.

    To help us Directors will be looking at the individual roles within their teams, encouraging staff to complete a new segmentation survey and speaking to them about how they work currently and could work in a more dispersed way.

    This will happen by the end of August 2020 with the results used to create a truly modern, flexible, and inclusive workforce that gives staff the best work/life balance, whilst continuing to provide great services that improve outcomes for residents.

    The headline results of the survey will be published in this section of the Staff Hub which will also be the place to find more information on the future shape of the council and moves to more dispersed working.