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Flexible working

Flexible working

Find out how you can work flexibly at Dstl.
Career development

Career development

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Inclusive & anti-discriminatory culture

Inclusive & anti-discriminatory culture

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Shared caring responsibility

Shared caring responsibility

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Dstl

As a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, Dstl is committed to ensuring all their employees can thrive. Check out the strategies they have in place across our 10 key standards for driving equity in the workplace.

Flexible working arrangements

This standard focuses on the way organizations step outside traditional '9 - 5' structures to ensure every employee can deliver their best, regardless of their personal circumstances.

Strategies in place at Dstl
StrategyFormalized policy related to flexible working arrangements in place
StrategyFlexible work options offered:
Flexibility typeAvailability
Compressed working weekRole / team dependent
Flexible start and finish timesRole / team dependent
Job sharing arrangementsRole / team dependent
Part-time contractsRole / team dependent
Rostered days offRole / team dependent
Time-off in lieu of overtimeRole / team dependent
Work from anywhere (remote working) optionsIndividual needs considered
StrategyPaid holiday, vacation or annual leave in the first 12-months:
StrategyFully paid personal sick and carer's leave in the first 12-months:
StrategyOpen to candidates discussing flexible working arrangements during an interview
StrategyOperational set up:
Multiple office locations
StrategyFully paid community service leave in the first 12-months:
StrategyUnpaid leave options:
Individual needs considered
A message from DstlDstl use Flexible Working hours to allow employees to bank hours over a 12 month period and take up to 20 hours per calendar month off in addition to our Annual Leave. Most employees can access this unless they are on rostered shift work patterns or have overtime built into their contracts.

About Dstl


At the Defence Science and technology Laboratory (Dstl) we work to harness S&T (Science and Technology) to protect our nation – bringing together the best people, with the best ideas, in sometimes unexpected ways.

It’s unique and fascinating work. We provide the UK government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis. That makes what we do often sensitive or international in nature. Much is operationally critical and has the potential to save many lives. All of it is incredible.

We work with lots of other incredible people too – from small companies and world-class universities to large defence ...

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"I think it’s amazing that Dstl is working hard to encourage girls and spread the grassroots...My proudest moment was being given a future talent award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and attending their awards ceremony in London. It was truly a special day."
Ellie Allison
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