Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


  • Comment
Do officers enjoy a good work/life balance?...
Do officers enjoy a good work/life balance?

'What is a good work/life balance?'

Rob Tinlin

(sent at 10.15pm

on Saturday)

Chief executive, Southend-on-Sea BC

'It's helped by technology which make different work patterns realistic.'

Gillian Hibberd

(writing from Menorca)

Corporate director, OD and HR, Buckinghamshire CC

'It's dependent upon the approach by individual line managers, but generally it is okay. Access to emails at home and away can erode free time if you let it.'

Ann Woodward

Head of policy and performance,

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

'I can't speak for all, but I know my work/life balance is perfect - I do not have a life!'

Paul Masterman

Head of communications, Shropshire CC

'You need to keep work in its proper perspective by making sure you have a life outside, and regularly review that you have got the balance right.'

Charles Meakings

Corporate manager, policy and research, Wycombe DC

'They enjoy excellent policies and the theoretical concept of good work/life balance - and not the reality of it.'

Neelam Bhardwaja

Corporate director, opportunities,

Cardiff CC

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.