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Aviva

Aviva is nothing without our people. Living up to our purpose to be with you today for a better tomorrow applies to those we work with just as much as it does to our customers. 

We want Aviva to be a place where people can be themselves, and we want our workforce to reflect the customers and communities we serve. This means offering market-leading benefits and challenging ourselves to do more to build a workplace – and society – that works for all. 

In 2020 we built on our existing commitment as a Living Wage employer by becoming one of the first accredited Living Hours employers in the UK, offering predictable shifts and guaranteed minimum hours to give people greater certainty and financial security. 

For those with caring responsibilities we give the option of 35 hours paid leave each year and over 600 people used the scheme in 2020. For new parents, regardless of gender, we offer up to 12 months leave in the UK, including 26 weeks at full pay. 97% of new dads at Aviva have taken more than two weeks leave, with the average being five months with their new arrivals.

Company size:   10,001+ employees
Industry:   Financial Services
Company Details
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St Helen's 1
Undershaft
London
EC3P 3DQ
 
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WORKYOURWAY INSIDER VIEW

Aviva are well-known for being a flexible employer and utilise their own internal approach called 'Smart Working'. Since the pandemic, they've announced that they'll allow employees to continue 'working from home'.

What we love about Aviva:

💡Aviva allows employees to be permanently based from home (although may include occasional visits to the office), which can be agreed as a formal agreement

💡Aviva have changed the way its office space is used to push forward flexible working internally

What's worth checking about Aviva:

💡Flexibility is usually based upon the type of work you do, your office and home set-up and how you can get the best results for Aviva's business and customers 

💡Smart working is a non-contractual and informal arrangement, which means should your team or line manager change flexibility

Articles about Aviva: 

💡 Aviva to adopt home-working as standard practice

💡 Aviva staff to be allowed flexible working on a permanent basis

Flexible Working Approach

Some days you need a quiet space to focus. Some days you need to innovate, collaborate and build relationships that nurture your wellbeing. Some days you need a bit of both. Smart working is about finding the right balance. We want to give you flexibility, a sense of belonging and every opportunity to do your best work. 

Ultimately, where, when and how you work will depend on:- you and the type of work you do- your office and home set-up- how you can get the best results for our business and customersSmart working is a non-contractual and informal arrangement which means that you will be able to work from home for some of your contracted hours. This arrangement may vary from time to time and must always be agreed with your leader. Whilst you can express a preference for which days you work from your home or the office, and how many days you work in either location, ultimately this will need to be agreed with your leader and suit operational needs and office capacity.

FLEXIBASE WORKING PATTERNS DEFINITIONS
Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Mutually Agreed / Predictable Hours: These refer to a pre-agreed number of hours between a business and employee. These may flex up and down slightly, however they generally remain the same month on month.
Compressed Hours: This is where an employee increases the volume of hours worked each day in order to reduce the number of days worked.
FLEXIBASE WORKLOAD DEFINITIONS
Job Share: An arrangement where two people, or sometimes more, are retained on a part-time or reduced-time basis to perform a job normally fulfilled by one person working full-time.
Phased Retirement: This refers to an approach that gives employees the ability to manage the transition from full-time employment to retirement.
FLEXIBASE WORKPLACE DEFINITIONS
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
FLEXIBASE LIFE EVENT DEFINITIONS
Career Breaks / Sabbatical: These are an extended periods of agreed absence from work. The term is often used interchangeably with "sabbatical", which is generally taken to mean a shorter period of leave of several weeks or months.
Shared Parental Leave: This allows parents to share a portion of leave and pay with their partners to care for children from birth, usually until their first birthday.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

Company Locations
London, UK
St Helen's 1
Undershaft
London
EC3P 3DQ
Norwich , UK
8 Surrey St
Norwich
NR1 3NS
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