When you’re going back to work after maternity leave, you may think your working life won’t change too much. But as sleepless nights kick in, along with the usual nursery-related illnesses, just getting to work every day can seem like a challenge.
It’s why local jobs begin to seem very attractive and you might find yourself searching for “jobs near me” – especially once children start school. You can read more about the life cycle of a professional working mum here.
Often, wraparound childcare finishes at 5.45 or 6pm. If you have a long commute, it’s simply not possible to be there on time. Compound that with after school clubs such as brownies which often start at a similar time and end around 7pm, and being local is even more attractive for parents.
It’s why many women who are returning after maternity leave often approach us to help them find a new, flexible local role. We operate in many different areas across the south of England, from Bristol, Hertfordshire and Hampshire to Kent and Sussex.
Local jobs nearby have a lot to offer
The recent train fare rises and high cost of childcare can be a massive barrier for parents figuring out how to balance their working lives. When considering your career options, your commute can actually make working less viable – so in many cases, local jobs are essential to allow you to continue working alongside raising children.
The benefits of our flexible recruitment agency
As a flexible and part-time recruiter working with local businesses, we regularly have professional local job roles to fill.
Employers come to us seeking high quality talent at an affordable cost and recognise the benefits of flexible working.
Employees come to us to find them stimulating work that uses their existing skills but lets them maintain a sensible work-life balance as they raise their children.
Deborah O’Sullivan, Managing Director at Ten2Two says, “When you no longer have the commuting time it takes to get to work to factor into your day, it’s one less stress in your life. Parents are time poor, so if you’re working part-time hours, it makes little sense to spend the same amount of hours you work commuting when you have a dozen other things you could be doing in that time.”
If you like the sound of a part-time role that’s local to where you live, please register with our recruitment agency today. Hopefully we’ll be able to match your skills with your perfect role – but in the meantime, why not check out our Twitter and LinkedIn feed as you grow your online network.