Flexible Working Policy


Estyn is committed to delivering its business more effectively and improving the working lives of all staff by encouraging them to find the appropriate balance between their working lives and their home lives.

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This policy aims to help staff to achieve a satisfactory work-life balance by enabling flexible working in line with business needs. The policy is based on the right to apply to work flexibly as enshrined in employment law.

All employees who meet the following eligibility criteria may request to work flexibly:

  • have satisfactorily completed their probation period
  • not have made a request for a formal flexible working arrangement in the last 12 months

Whilst flexible working is welcomed, wherever possible, not all posts or roles are suitable for all forms of flexible working. Working flexibly is not a right and is always subject to business need.

This policy does not apply to agency workers or workers on loan or secondment. The working pattern and arrangements for these staff will be determined between the individual and Estyn as part of the agreement of their contractual terms.