Croydon Council has been recognised for its commitment to supporting staff in maintaining a good work/life balance.
The Timewise Foundation named Croydon as a “flexible working council” following the induction of an action plan focusing on opportunities for flexible working for council staff, as well as encouraging companies in the London area to also considering alternative working practices.
“The Timewise Council award signifies that a local authority is taking in driving change in flexible working practices,” said Emma Stuart, joint chief executive officer of Timewise.
“Starting with their own workforce the ambition is to support innovation in shaping future public service delivery and through work with residents and employers to stimulate local labour market flexibility.”
Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learners, said: “Getting this accreditation from Timewise underlines our commitment and sends out a clear message to our contractors and other employers in the borough.
“We will continue to improve our own flexible working offer and we want as many firms as possible to adopt these new ways of thinking about when and where people work.”