Mini Guide 8

Provide flexible working opportunities

What you need to know

The unpredictable nature of working practices and pressure to put in long working hours have caused many parents, carers and deaf and disabled people to leave our industry. Yet people with caring responsibilities and disabilities bring transferrable skills to their job roles such as multi-tasking, leadership, empathy and resilience, which can make them invaluable assets on a production.

Job-sharing and flexible working can help your production attract and retain talented people and make it more inclusive and diverse.

Often, small but significant changes to working practices, combined with creative and flexible thinking, can make all the difference. It’s a matter of rethinking some ingrained ideas.

Actions you can take