Working hours

Hours of working

The standard working week for a full time employee is 37 hours per week. The working week of individual employees may vary from the standard 37 hours provided that the individual’s average working hours over a predetermined period does not exceed the standard working week over the same period.

The pattern of work will depend on the needs of the service and can be flexible, annualised, set hours or on a rota basis.

Variations to the established working week or pattern of work will be reasonable and subject to adequate notice. Any significant changes will be the subject of further consultation with the recognised trade unions. The pattern of any revised working arrangements and remuneration adopted by the council will be clearly relevant to the continuous improvement of council services.

Your working arrangements will comply with the relevant Health and Safety legislation, including the European Working Time Directive and its associated UK legislation.