The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) has launched a new survey to discover how veterinary nurses view flexible working and to find out how common it is in the profession.
The research is part of a campaign promoting the benefits of flexible working being run by the Diversity, Inclusion and Widening Participation Working Group (DIWP), part of the BVNA’s VN Futures project.
The campaign aims to to raise awareness about how flexible working can improve work-life balance, job satisfaction, and help with staff retention.
Information gathered by the survey will be used to develop resources and tools to help employers and employees understand the benefits that flexible working can offer and successfully negotiate flexible working arrangements.
Charlotte Pace, BVNA president, said: “Flexible working has massively grown in popularity over the past few years, with many workers now favouring employment that can fit around their personal lives and responsibilities. However, in the veterinary nursing profession, due to the nature of shift-based work, implementing flexible working can be challenging and people may have concerns about asking for more flexible working arrangements.
“Our flexible working campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of flexible working, both for the good of each individual person’s needs, and for the good of the sector as a whole.
“We would be very grateful if you could take just 10 minutes to complete our flexible working survey, to help us make flexible working a more accessible option for all.”
Veterinary nurses can complete the survey online. It will remain open until 11 August 2023.