Lisa Lewis, Development Manager Mid Devon District Council.

Transparency of staffing levels is imperative; we have employees on call or on emergency cover 365 days of the year and the ability to advance plan is incredibly important to us. Also, at any point we have employees temporarily leaving the Council, for example, on maternity leave, dependents leave or long term sickness. Supporting our employees to seamlessly re-enter the work place is imperative; by ensuring effective staffing levels we can assist employees during their transition back into the workplace through provision of flexible working policies.