The British Army is one of the country’s most mum-friendly employers, according to work-life balance charity Working Families. The Service was named joint winner in the “best for working mothers” category of the organisation’s Best Practice Awards – thanks to its commitment to gender equality and initiatives such as the parents and breastfeeding networks. Other… Read More
Introduction Working a job tailored to suit your lifestyle has to be everyone’s dream. For some, it is going all the way to an office and for others, working from the convenience of their home is the dream. When Alexis Ohanian said “Remote work is the future of work”, he was very correct. The world… Read More
The following is a snippet from a New Scientist article on the growing push towards reducing hours, from working a five day week to a four day week while still receiving the five day wage. I’m specifically looking at the mental health aspect, which I thought was interesting (see below for the full article). “Huong… Read More
Flexible Service, effective from 01 April 2019, allows Regular service personnel to: Seek temporary and defined periods of part-time work (a reduction of 20% or 40%); and/or To restrict their separation (lower rate of X-Factor). Periods of flexible service will have an impact on pension benefits. Time Periods The minimum period you can select is… Read More
Does the protection from overseas deployments continue if the Service Person (SP) is posted during the protection period? If it were necessary to remove protection from operational deployment under either FD1 (reduced deploy ability) or 2 (reduced deploy ability and part-time working) during the period applied for, whether as the result of an assignment or… Read More
Speaking in Soldier Magazine, General Nicholas Carter, professional head of the British Army, has stated that “We are now looking very open-mindedly at the viability of part-time service, job sharing and flexible hours.” He went on to say the a pilot scheme for flexible working involving ten officers is due to start in the next month or so but the… Read More
See how Blackberry, a mobile phone company, helped the MoD overcome security concerns and improve flexible working options: MoD Blackberry Case Study.