We’re a finalist!


Scottish Top Employers for Working Families

It is always nice to receive recognition, but when the recognition is in the form of being selected as a finalist for the Family Friendly Working Scotland Awards within the best Public Sector category, it makes it even more of an achievement.

Now in their fourth year, the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards put the spotlight on organisations in Scotland that recognise the importance of family friendly and flexible working. They recognise employers that celebrate forward-thinking and have developed a great flexible, family-friendly working culture.  

Moray Council’s application was submitted early November 2017, detailing our flexible working options, working culture, future plans alongside testimonials from our employees. Our application was anonymised and went before an expert judging panel early December, where we were selected as a finalist alongside others within our category:

Best Public Sector Employer
Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland
Moray Council
Fife Council
Historic Environment Scotland

We don’t have too long to wait to find out the results as the winners will be announces at an awards ceremony in Glasgow on 22nd March 2018 – so cross your fingers and wish us luck – however what is more important, is that our forward thinking and acknowledgement of the benefits associated with family friendly working are already embedded in our day to day working.

Are you familiar with the options available and how they have benefited our employees? If not, why not have a look.

Relevant to all employees
Flexible Working Policy
Flexible Working Application Form

Relevant to non-teaching staff
Job sharing policy
Holiday Buy Back guidance and application

Relevant to teaching staff
Job sharing scheme

Relevant to managers
Flexible working toolkit

Here’s some of your feedback:

“The flexible working arrangement allowed me to care for my elderly mother and spend more quality time with my husband. I am very gratefully that I work for an organisation that has allowed me to do this, both my health and my family life has benefited from these schemes.”

“The flexible working offered by the Council benefits me because it means I can work around my wife’s medical needs as she has been diagnosed with a chronic illness which means I have become her main carer.”

“I have used flexible working to allow me to pick my daughter up from school every day as my partner works away. This has reduced our childcare costs but more importantly it means we can spend more time together at a time in her life when she needs me.”

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