Flexible bank and locum careers in eyecare

If you are still at school or college you may want to know more about which careers offer flexible ways to work. There are plenty of ways to work flexibly when you work in eyecare, and in this article we look at being a locum. A locum is a stand-in for a regular member of staff. You can find locum doctors, optometrists and opticians. Nurses, support workers and health care assistants can also work flexibly. You might hear about working…

Frame designer and sustainability champion Yair Neuman

Yair Neuman is a ground breaking frame designer who has used old spectacle lenses to create sculptures, lighting, and new spectacle frames. Read on to discover how he developed a new material and learned how to turn it into glasses and much more. Yair, what was your first job? I worked at a place that was a paradise in winter and a sort of hell in summer, that was in front of a furnace in a foundry for casting sculptures…

What happens after you have applied for flexible working?

Everyone who has worked for their employer for 26 weeks or more has the right to ask for flexible work. There are a number of different ways you can work flexibly. Click here to read more about the different ways. There is a process to follow to apply for flexible working. After you apply your employer must consider flexible working requests in a ‘reasonable manner’. They should usually make a decision within three months of the request (or longer if…

How to apply for flexible working

You can apply for flexible working if you have worked continuously for the same employer for the last 26 weeks. It’s known as ‘making a statutory application.’ The basic steps are: You write to your employer.Your employer considers the request and makes a decision within 3 months - or longer if agreed with you, the employee.If your employer agrees to the request, they must change the terms and conditions in your contract.If the employer disagrees, they must write to you…

8 ways you can work flexibly

There are different ways of working flexibly and these an be adapted to you and your circumstances. If you are thinking of requesting flexible hours, read on and find which ways to work might suit you best. Job sharing - Two people do one job and split the hours.Working from home - It might be possible to do some or all of your work from home or anywhere else other than the normal place of work.Part time - Working less…

Do you need or want to work flexibly? Find out your rights

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working - not just parents and carers. This is known as ‘making a statutory application’. You must have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks to be eligible. What employers must do Employers must deal with requests in a ‘reasonable manner’. Examples of handling…