Lots of the women I talk to or work with, whether mums going back to work after a career break, or women looking for alternative roles or even careers, want to know the best agencies and websites for part-time, job share or flexible working roles.
If you’ve come to this page because you are looking to change career or go back to work after a career break or redundancy, did you know that in today’s market, 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet candidates? Let me repeat that. 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to vet candidates.
If you are looking for career or job opportunities whether through an agency or direct referral, you’d better make sure your LinkedIn profile says who you are, what you do and how you do it. Discover how to create a powerful LinkedIn profile on my free LinkedIn Challenge.
The agencies I share with all my clients
Founded by Stephanie Dillon, Inclusivity provides forward-thinking businesses with the tools to attract back skilled and experienced professionals. They understand the support that returners and upgraders need to be successful in the next stage of their careers and work with organisations to deliver effective transition programmes to re-establish professionals within the business.
Inclusivity offers a reverse head-hunting facility. Get in touch with Stephanie to find out more.
Karen Siddall runs Balance Legal which is dedicated to sourcing part-time and full-time flexible working roles in the Legal Sector. Balance Legal works with both male and female lawyers looking for flexibility in their working week.
Run by Jessie Bondswell who helps local companies looking to fill part-time, job share and full-time roles in Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lewisham and surrounding areas of London.
The only jobsite specifically designed to support the recruitment of talent into flexible roles across all business functions in law and professional services firms. Run by Sarah Broad.
Nici Jupp is Managing Director at Talent Gateway. They offer bespoke recruitment & consultancy services, providing mid to senior level executives to the market on flexible terms to meet clients’ needs.
The parents’ one stop website for all things work related! Team mumandworking want to help all parents find family friendly flexible work. From finding the right course to running your own business. Check out their interviews with business parents and get inspiration from their monthly focus. And this post on interview tips: http://www.mumandworking.co.uk/Flexible-Working-Advice/interview-tips
Workingmums.co.uk is a jobs board and community rather than a recruitment agency. Unlike other job boards they specialise in advertising jobs – either full time or part time – from companies who support parents and flexible working, and understand the challenges faced by parents returning to work. Great tips in this article: http://www.workingmums.co.uk/advice-and-support/returning-to-work-after-a-career-break/.
Founder and CEO of 2 to 3 days, Juliet Turnbull tells me they are not a recruitment site nor a jobs board. Instead, their site matches and connects employers with mothers. They focus exclusively on helping highly capable and motivated mothers to find part time flexible work so that they can raise their children. Their aim is to be the No1 platform in the UK and internationally. In just 4 months, they recruited over 7000 members and connected over 500 mothers to jobs – internationally too!
Juliet has these top tips for mums who’ve taken a career break:
- Believe in yourself – businesses want you – they want your experience and your talent
- Get clear about what you really really really want to do so that you can attract that job
- Invest in yourself by working with a CV expert – you have 6 seconds to make a good impression with your CV so be proud of it!
Ten2Two specialises in finding professionals fulfilling, flexible roles that can use all your hard-earned skills and experience whilst allowing space for your family life. Working across all professions and all sectors they have local clients looking for everything from Senior Administrators and PA’s through to Marketing Managers, Accountants and Non-Exec Directors. Their friendly teams covering the M25 and central London are also juggling careers and families so they understand you really well.
Deborah O’Sullivan at Ten2Two has really good advice here http://www.ten2two.org/candidates/hints-and-tips/ for anyone returning to a career after a break – whether it’s after 6 months of maternity leave or 10 years of raising kids at home.
Capability Jane is championing the market for executive part-time and flexible working. Linda Baldwin, Senior Resourcing Manager, tells me the company was founded on the belief and understanding that candidates could achieve a work-life balance, and employers could add value to their organisations. 61% of working women, and 30% of working men want flexible working and it’s on the increase.
Capability Jane candidates are mainly experienced managers and professionals with 10+ years working experience, now seeking a better work/life balance. The average salary of roles they work on is £65K per annum.
For legal professionals – offers high quality legal services in a flexible working model.
For part-time and flexible roles.
A cloud-based jobshare platform offering an accessible and secure way for employees /candidates to form Jobshare partnerships, as a full-time resourcing solution for part-time careers. For more information about jobsharing, listen to this interview with Sara Horsfall, part of the Confident Conversations series.
Specialises in placing senior talent into permanent, interim and contract based roles.
For part-time and flexible roles.
Careers advice and part-time roles
Jobs advertised with Mumsnet. Includes a mixture of part-time, full-time and returner programme opportunities.
Potential for part-time and flexible working roles. Also check out your local council website.
Not an agency but specialises in advertising vacancies and supporting mums with careers and business startup advice.
If you know of a recruitment agency that specialises in part-time, flexible working or job share roles, for career break mums, and deserves to be added to my list, please get in touch.