Maldon District Council Announced As Finalist in National Award
Published on Monday, 18th October 2021
Maldon District Council has been announced as a finalist in the ‘Smarter Working Live’ Awards 2021, which recognises the significant achievements made towards smarter working.
The awards, which are in their second year, celebrate the innovation demonstrated by individuals, teams and organisations to drive positive change.
The Council’s submission focusses on the work that has been done to transform the Council’s workforce throughout the pandemic, and the innovative ways in which the Council has continued to provide greater flexibility in the use of the Council Offices, for example by providing a Vaccination hub. It also highlights the partnership working that is being undertaken alongside the workforce Transformation.
A ‘Future Ways of Working Group’ was established to develop a number of initiatives not least to ensure that services could continue to be delivered, and this included a hybrid working policy which is proving to be beneficial to the Council and employees.
This hybrid policy has enabled staff to ultimately choose whether they would like to work in the offices or remotely or a mixture of both. Fewer car journeys into the offices is creating a positive environmental impact and contributing to a reduction in the Council’s carbon footprint.
Cllr Wendy Stamp, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “I am delighted that the Council has been announced as a finalist in these high profile public sector awards. I am extremely proud of the way in which the staff, supported by Members, have risen to the challenge to continue to deliver services in what have been very challenging circumstances. I will keep my fingers crossed when the winner is announced on 25 November, but to have reached the finalist stage is something to celebrate.”
Notes to editor
- The winners will be announced at their conference in Media City, Manchester on 25 November
- Further information Awards Ceremony | Smarter Working Live 2021
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