Employee case studies
Our employee case studies highlight the innovative working practices of organisations and businesses across Scotland, both large and small, and across sectors. Working in flexible and family friendly ways enables employees to have a better work life balance, enhances productivity and reduced absenteeism.
Veronica, 32, a landscape architect who lives in Glasgow, works three days a week with firm Benton Scott-Simmons, so she can still spend time with her toddler son, Mika. Her husband, Andrew, works fulltime. Read more
Olivia and Helen
Olivia McLeod and Helen Cameron share the role of Director of Children and Families for the Scottish Government. Their job share officially began just a few weeks ago in August 2016 and marks the first job share at director level for the Government. Both are mothers and factor childcare logistics into their day. Read more
Andrew Morley, 41 is employed by NHS GGC as a Lead Sleep Physiologist. He is married to Lindsey and they have three children. Andrew works compressed hours; Monday–Thursday with an additional night where he stays late. Lindsey, a GP, works three days per week. Read more
Stephen McCullough is based in Edinburgh, as a Senior Care Manager at Hanover Housing Association. He works full-time with flexible working arrangements. Stephen and his partner Lorraine, who is also supported by her employer with compressed hours, have two children, Cait 12, and Innis, 5. Read more
Kevon Hayati is 31 and lives in Glasgow. He is a Marketing & Creative Design Specialist with SAS Software. On a normal week he work 37.5 hours, the typical hours are 9am to 5.30pm. There is flexibility with start/leave times. Read more
Alexis is 36 and lives in Bonnyrigg. She is an Associate for Maclay, Murray & Spens LLP. Alexis is married and has a 2-year old daughter, Lilia. Alexis works Wednesday to Friday and has an additional 5 ‘floating hours’, working from home. Her husband works part-time on a rotating schedule, 5am-2pm. Read more
Julie Sabba, 38, works part-time as an Associate Solicitor for Lindsays in Glasgow. She works three days a week, whilst husband Rudy works full-time. Julie and Rudy take it in turns to put Hannah, 8 and Joshua, 5 on the school bus at 8.30 and then set off for work. Read more
Alexandra Mooney, 42, works in Hamilton, as an Account Manager for Provista UK LTD. She works from home on Monday & Tuesday, 9am to 5pm, has client meetings on Wednesday & Thursday, 9am to 5pm and is based in the office on Friday, 8am until 4pm. Alexandra and husband Gerry have three children, Carmen, 15, Alexander, 10 and Findlay, 3. Read more
Damian and Fiona Sherwood-Johnson live in Tillicoultry with their two-year-old son, Samuel. The couple both took time off through the Shared Parental Leave scheme to look after Samuel as a baby. Read more
Teresa Costigan works three days a week for IT consultancy Quorum Network Resources leading their enterprise business. Teresa, 46, lives in Edinburgh with her husband, Simon, who works fulltime as a software engineer for Microsoft in Seattle, and their three children ages eleven, nine and six. Read more
David Clyne, 42, lives in Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park during the week. He works compressed hours Tuesday to Friday to allow him Mondays off to spend time with his partner, Katy McNeil, at their home in Edinburgh.
Rhona Cameron, from Glasgow, works part time as the HR manager for Scot JCB. She works 9am to 4.30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 9am to 5pm on Thursdays. This means she can drop off and pick up her 13-month-old daughter, Eilidh, from nursery. Her husband runs his own company and works full time. Read more
Helen Miller, 38, from Glasgow, has had a variety of working arrangements with the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland since the birth of her two sons, Ruairi, now nine, and Patrick, now six. Read more
Francis Cummings, 56, is Director of Music at Sistema Scotland. He works full- time but for 30 weeks of the year, he works one day a week for another organisation. Francis and his wife Lindsey, 53, have 3 children; daughter Rachel, 20, and two sons, Daniel, 16 and Ben, 11. Read more
Michelle Carr, 43, a Business Adviser for Ceteris, lives and works in Alloa. She works part-time, on average 29 hours a week, 9am to 5pm and 9am to 1pm to work round husband Eddie’s shifts. They have two sons, Logan, 12 and Jake, 9. Read more
Gavin Bell, 37, is a Programme Manager for SCVO. He and wife Laura, have 2 daughters, Ava, 10, Scarlett, 6 who has an autism diagnosis, and a son Max who is 3.
Gavin works full time at Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and wife Laura is a full-time mum.