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ILF Scotland has been awarded the ‘Best Public Sector Employer’ award at this year’s Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards in Glasgow.

Since its inception in July 2015, ILF Scotland has established and nurtured a family friendly flexible working culture for its staff. The organisation has instilled a number of specific flexible working practices, which are reflected in many of its policies, including the Flexitime Policy and the Flexible Working Policy.

ILF Scotland Chief Operating Officer, Harvey Tilley, commented,

“We are honoured and incredibly proud to receive this award. It is fantastic to be seen as a national leader in the Scottish Public Sector, leading the way in creating and developing innovative, flexible working practices.

“When establishing the organisation, we decided a people-friendly culture, not even just a family friendly one, was important for staff. So while ILF Scotland offers flexibility to its working parents, it also offers any employee the right to work flexibly no matter what their individual circumstances are.

“This approach has undoubtedly led to a high level of success and efficiency in the organisation, with a motivated and happy staff team. I believe our approach is highly effective and I will always champion people friendly working!”

Nikki Slowey, Joint Programme Director for Family Friendly Working Scotland, said:

“Many congratulations to our winners who are leading the way in finding innovative and progressive ways of working that benefit both workers and the business itself.

“We’ve seen an increase in the quality and quantity of applications for our awards so we’re confident Scotland is making progress in shifting to a more flexible working culture.

“We appreciate this isn’t something that happens overnight but we hope our awards inspire more organisations to think about how they could improve work-life balance and want to stress that we’re here to help and advise them on their journey.”

Winning this award is an incredible achievement for ILF Scotland and it will continue to implement and endorse family friendly working practices amongst all staff. It is also now the organisation’s fourth award win since its inception, following previous success at the Scottish Public Sector Awards in 2016, the UK Government Finance Awards in 2017 and the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards in 2017.

(Photo Image Credit: Jeff Homes/ Family Friendly Working Scotland)