Workshops set to launch Worcestershire’s first ever ‘Flexible Jobs Index’

Over 50 businesses are set to attend workshops for the latest developments in flexible working in Worcestershire.

This week’s event will take place from 1:30pm on Friday 22 March at the View Room, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, WR2 4QQ.

The workshops will include the launch of Worcestershire’s first ever ‘Flexible Jobs Index’, which examines the proportion of high quality flexible jobs in the county following a research study carried out by Timewise, in collaboration with Hewett Recruitment and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The Flexible Jobs Index also examines the gap between the supply of flexible jobs and the demand for flexible work and how this may be locking groups of people out of work. Attendees will be able to learn more about the findings which encourage both employers and intermediaries to take action to adopt flexible hiring to support inclusive growth.

Emma Stewart, Co-Founder and CEO of Timewise (, said: “Our aim at Timewise is to ensure that everyone can find the flexibility they need in their careers, without reducing their value in the workplace. What we have found from our research in Worcestershire is that the county has untapped potential for greater flexible working that benefits both the employer and employee, and we look forward to sharing our findings.”

Louise Hewett, MD of Hewett Recruitment and founder member of the Future of Jobs Commission, said: “The world of work is constantly changing and we are seeing some very clear trends in Worcestershire’s flexible working landscape. The county’s employment percentage figures continue to outperform the national statistics.  There is however, scope for improving the quality of flexible jobs available and the opportunity to change perceptions towards the importance of flexible working in order to meet the needs of local businesses and help secure the talent they need for future growth.”

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire LEP, added: “We know that the subject of flexible working really drew in the interest of local businesses at our Annual Conference last year, so we’re looking forward to exploring this topic in greater detail. We’re confident that establishing improvements to flexible working can really help to modernise Worcestershire’s economy both now and in the future.”

There are a very limited number of spaces remaining for the event.

To register for the workshop, contact Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership by emailing


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