Flexible working stories

Flexible working stories

We support and encourage flexible working, so you are able to create a work/life balance that suits you.

Whether you are a parent, carer or simply want to explore opportunities to enhance your wellbeing, we recognise how important flexible working is to a lot of our colleagues.

Our mantra for flexible working is ‘reason neutral’. What’s important to you, is important to us.

But don’t just take our word for it… here are a few of our colleagues who love the flexibility that working for Wessex Water gives them…

Chris enjoying time with his grandson

“As I’m getting older I have more personal commitments that I want to address. Surprisingly, flexible working has enabled me to focus on my personal life and my work life more.

I have a grandson who I want to make time for, and other family members that need support. Also I do not want to retire for a while and this arrangement will extend my working life with Wessex Water.”

Chris, Regional Pollution Manager

“I started questioning my work/life balance when a much loved friend sadly became very ill. We have been friends for 35 years and his illness was an unexpected shock.  His determination to enjoy as much as he can in the remaining years of his life truly inspired me. 

“Having turned 56, I decided now is the time for a life change. I have a passion for travel and wanted a flexible working arrangement to allow me the freedom to travel for more than the typical two weeks summer holiday.

“In September 2019 I travelled around France, Italy and Croatia with my partner. We decided on the day where we would venture to next and camped to keep the costs low.  It was spontaneous and life-affirming. How fortunate am I? To have this extra time has been wonderful.”

Gaynor, Operations Manager

Gaynor enjoys having the freedom to travel