Involve > Evolve: Be Part of a Flexible Working Scotland
July 1, 2020, 11.00 – 12.00
Over the past 3 months we have witnessed an overhaul in how we live and work. Many of us are re-evaluating where, when and how we work and are craving more flexibility. Half of all workers currently say they want more flexible working going forward. Is this you? Do you want a more flexible working Scotland? If so, you can get INVOLVED and help EVOLVE a happier, healthier, more flexible working culture that will benefit us all.
On 1 July we are holding a Flexibility Works LIVE gathering for employees of any role, in any sector. Come along and connect with others, and be inspired about how, together, we can achieve a flexible working future. A flexible working future that has the power to change your life, your workplace and Scotland.:The event will be hosted by our co-founders Nikki and Lisa, self-confessed flexible working geeks, who will share their insights and experiences of who is looking for flexibility, the reasons why, the benefits and some practical solutions as to how you can secure more flex.
We will be joined by a diverse panel of people who all work flexibly, for a variety of reasons. They will share their stories about finding flex and the positive impact flexible working has had on their lives:
Our Special Guests:
Sarah Jackson, OBE, UK Leading Campaigner
Sarah is a leading authority on work-life issues in the UK. She led the work-life charity Working Families for 24 years and was appointed OBE for services to quality of life issues in 2007 as well as an incredible contribution to the rights of families.
Peter Lawson, Training Manager, RBS
Peter is Training Manager within Technology at RBS and with a passion for working rights, is also Global vice chair & Global Carers Lead for the Family & Carers Employee Led Network. Peter works flexibly as he cares for his wife who has Multiple Sclerosis.
Liz Law, Inspector, Police Scotland
Liz Law is an Inspector in Police Scotland, working flexibly while managing a long term health condition. She is Deputy Chair of Police Scotland’s Disability and Carers Association, supporting staff from across the organisation and influencing change.
Kim Ritchie, Director, Flat White Communications
Kim is the co-founder of communications agency - Flat White Comms - that was founded while she was pregnant with her second child. This was the time when she truly realised her desperate need and desire for flexible working! Kim is also the founder of the Scottish Mothers Collective - an online forum supporting working mums in Scotland.
David McKeand, Regional Account Manager, Fortinet
David changed up his working pattern after becoming a father. He believes that in achieving work-life balance, he can be more present as a father and contribute to household work, something that is often undervalued and wrongfully perceived as the work of women.
With more of us talking about, asking for and working flexibly, we all have the opportunity to have the flexible working culture we all want and need in Scotland.
This event is totally free to join and open to anyone who wants to get informed, get inspired and gain practical ideas about how flexible working can change your world. The session will be live on Zoom, we’ll send you the joining link and the info you require.
Want to ask us a question? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you can get involved!