Are you flex-curious but don’t know where to start?

As the quest for work life balance continues, flexible working has become a hot topic. This is not unique to the veterinary, but across all industries. Covid 19 sparked a flexible working pandemic, disrupting our normal working habits and forcing many to work remotely.  Whilst the physical side of veterinary medicine cannot be carried out remotely, pandemic working has proven that we can be more flexible than we previously thought, in certain aspects of our jobs. 

If you’re flex-curious, but don’t have much time to research flexible working? Don’t worry, we have done the legwork for you. 


Industry Specific


A preliminary report created for the RCVS workforce summit, updated in May 2022 – Read here.



A useful webinar with BVA Senior Vice president Daniella Dos Santos and Carolyne Crowe of VDS training exploring workload and flexibility in the workplace – Read here.


General guidance

Government guidance on types of flexible working and how to apply to work flexibly – Read here.


Citizens Advise Bureau 

Information to help guide you through the process of a flexible working application – Read here.


Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Guidance for handling flexible working requests – Read here.


Chartered Institute of Personal Development. 

A human resources guidance – Read here.


House of Commons

The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill 2022-2023: Progress of the Bill. Outlines the changes that are going to take place imminently in the application process for flexible working – Read here.


4 day week

The results of a world wide pilot study into a four day week – Read here.


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