‘As a progressive employer, we have a range of policies and practices which support employees in achieving a balance between work and their other activities and responsibilities. These include flexible working arrangements, enhanced maternity provisions and nursery places. Flexible working arrangements continue to be developed as technological and operational needs evolve and employees are involved through consultation and unions.’

Organisational profile

  • 23400 employees
  • Broadcasting sector
  • established 1929

Key work-life balance initiatives

  • Part-time working
  • Job Sharing
  • Term-time working
  • Annual hours
  • Home working
  • Parental leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Career Breaks
  • Nursery places

Workforce profile

  • 49% female,51% male – 25% of Board and 30% of Senior Management female
  • 80% permanent, 20% temporary staff
  • 62% of employees return to work from maternity leave
  • 5% staff turnover (1998)

Business benefits

As a public service broadcaster, one of our commitments is to reflect in our programmes, services and workforce the diversity of the Nations we serve – and we couldn’t do that if our working arrangements limited who could work for us.


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