The Wear Rivers Trust staff team is now fully home-based due to the Corona situation, making effective leadership, communication and team working ever more crucial. The Trust operates a very flexible approach with staff having the freedom to work at times best suited to their domestic situations, consistent with the needs of the job, availability of partners and wider stakeholders. We believe that people are most efficient when they are happy in their work and can balance work and home requirements, which is particularly important in these difficult times. The Trust is committed to the personal and professional development of staff in the interests of individual employees and the organisation itself. The Trust avoids fixed term contracts, preferring to commit to staff in response to the commitment to the team and Trust expected from staff and Trustees.