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Home Working

The Home Working policy is part of our work/life balance policies. This is where work is performed at or from home instead of at or from the Board’s premises for a significant proportion of the contractual working hours. 

“Working from home” and “working at home” have specific definitions in the policy and operate in different ways. These options are desirable because they can provide greater flexibility for our staff and increase the scope to meet the Board’s commitment to equal opportunities.

In addition, we can broaden the traditional recruitment market and gain access to alternative labour markets allowing us to attract and retain staff.

There are also environmental advantages by avoiding unnecessary car journeys.  

 

Top Tips on using the Homeworking Policy

  • Individuals working at home retain an NHSGGC base
  • Individuals working from home have their home as their office base
  • Suitability for home working will depend on the post
  • Home working must be approved by the line manager
  • Subject to regular review
  • Regular and effective communication between employee and line manager is paramount.
  • A home working risk assessment must be completed for everyone working from home
  • Same Employment Rights apply to home workers

Policy & Guidance

Home Working Guidance - September 2020

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde supports the principle of achieving a work/life balance for all employees and this includes giving employees the opportunity to work more flexibly wherever practicable. Furthermore, there may be social, economic and/or environmental impacts which my result in a service considering maximising an opportunity for home working.

The Home Working policy is part of the Board’s work/life balance policies. This is where work is performed at home instead of at the Board’s premises for a significant proportion of the contractual working hours. The Board’s Home Working Policy can be accessed here.

This Home Working Guidance has been created to support the existing Board’s policy and to encourage the introduction of homeworkers wherever possible. The Guidance and Board’s policy is open and accessible to all employees.

Last Updated: 22 February 2021