Come on in - agile hubs launched across East Riding
Mon, 08 Aug 2022

Four agile hubs have been launched across the East Riding and staff are invited to make use of the space when they need to work somewhere away from their normal setting.

Hubs at the Willerby Depot and the Hedon Centre were officially launched in March, as were a further two at Bridlington Town Hall and the Goole council offices the following month.

The agile hubs offer a range of facilities, depending on their size, including a meeting space, bookable work stations with docking station monitors and non-bookable desks for people wanting to drop in for brief periods.

Staff can benefit from having a location to visit, which may be closer to them than County Hall or their normal work site, and the space can be used for meetings.

It's also a good option for those staff who are on the go and just need to touch down somewhere to use the facilities, send an email or grab ten minutes to write some notes.

Staff can work in the hubs for as long as the respective building's opening times allow and the booking system is very easy to use. It can be found on the intranet home page.

All hubs offer a decent space in which staff can sit and work, with floods of natural light pouring in through large windows and coffeemaking facilities at each site.

Let's see what others have to say about the agile hubs...

Susie Grant, principal property officer, said: "Booking a desk at an agile hub is really straightforward, with an easy-to follow page on the intranet.

"The agile hubs at Bridlington, Goole, Hedon and Willerby provide an accessible drop-in office for any officer to use and an alternative to travelling into County Hall or any work site."

Gareth Hughes, principal performance officer, has used a hub and said: "I used the agile hub in Bridlington. It was a great space to work - airy with big windows.

"Staff were very pleasant and pointed me in the right direction (I went through the customer service centre main entrance). I thought it was a nice space to work - well done to Nick and the team!"

Rosie Davies, education welfare officer, said: "It's great here, the facilities are really good and the staff are very friendly. It's a nice spacious work environment and has access to a printer and hot water for drinks.

"There's parking right outside the building which is handy, and the room has large windows on both sides of the room, which let in lots of natural light. My concentration has improved by working here as I can make a clear distinction between work and home.

"I feel more in 'work mode' when I'm here and it's much better for my mental health and wellbeing. Working here helps prevent me from letting work take over my life when the lines between work and home life are blurred.

"And now that we can get our phones answered through our laptops, we can work anywhere! The room itself has two monitors to every desk and plenty of sockets for chargers.

"It's also nice to see colleagues from other departments that you'd never normally see otherwise. The temperature is pleasant and I don't need to use my own heating or energy."


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