Charities need ‘attitude change’ towards flexible working


Charities need to build flexible working into their recruitment processes to attract and retain good members of staff, the chief executive of the Kite Trust said this week.


Pip Gardner was speaking at the launch of NCVO’s Road Ahead report on Tuesday. They urged charity employers to prioritise flexible working options that go beyond having working from home as an option.


Gardner said: “For me, the pandemic has really shone a light on the interconnectedness of our actions and outcomes; from the local and the individual, right up to the global.


“When we think about that, in terms of the future of work, and we think about supporting the charity sector workforce right now and into the future, I think that needs us to prioritise flexible working, and to be responsive employers of both staff and volunteers.”


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