To ask what you mums who work part time do for a job?

(155 Posts)
MillyStar Thu 29-Aug-13 22:08:35

I've been a secretary for a company for nearly ten years now and work 16 hours per week since my maternity leave ended.

The company are moving 15 miles away down the busiest stretch of motorway for miles around so I've started to look for something else

I've sent about 80 cv's and covering letters out but I'm struggling to find part time secretarial work so I think I may have to start looking for something else

Just looking for ideas? This has been my only full time job as I'm 28 so apart from a shop I can't think of anything - not that I'm adverse to working in a shop!

Letticetheslug Thu 29-Aug-13 22:11:24

I'm a teacher

foslady Thu 29-Aug-13 22:11:42

Contact centre. No selling, working for a housing association. Only targets are to help people - I'm happy!

cluckyduck Thu 29-Aug-13 22:12:36

Hr assistant

Ihatemytoes Thu 29-Aug-13 22:12:41

I'm a civil servant. I work 24 hours a week, spread over 4 days, term time only.

Seriously2712 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:13:19

Part time (25hrs) petrol station manager at a large supermarket :-)

nancy75 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:14:32

I work for the lawn tennis association, my answer probably won't help in your job search, it is pretty niche!

dizzy77 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StElmo Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:33

I'm in marketing, it is tough finding work these days, hang in there!

SeaSickSal Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:42

Medical Secretary ATM. Do you have universities locally? They are really good places to look for part time admin/secretarial.

Ruprekt Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:47

I am a TA at ds's school. smilesmile

Callmedreckly Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:51

County Council & NHS vacancy websites might give you some ideas OP. They don't tend to advertise in newspapers ect.

McNewPants2013 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:15:57

Ward domestic, who was very lucky to secure the hours i do.

BloominMinnie Thu 29-Aug-13 22:16:06

I work 18 hours as a teaching assistant

JimbosJetSet Thu 29-Aug-13 22:16:14

I work for the NHS. Pretty good IME re maternity pay, requests to work P/T etc. And the NHS employs many secretary's, admin staff etc!

ShiftyFades Thu 29-Aug-13 22:17:08

Civil servant, 24 hrs over 3 days currently, over 4 days when DC start school.

Garcia10 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:17:33

Not me but I know someone who has just become a lab technician in a secondary school. Fits in really well with child care. Wish I'd thought of it.

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Thu 29-Aug-13 22:17:35

I work a 4 day week - teacher in FE college

noisytoys Thu 29-Aug-13 22:18:02

Cleaner. I work in Waitrose 6am-8am

School nurse,I love it.

Occtherapist Thu 29-Aug-13 22:19:09

Namechanged - I'm an occupational therapist smile

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 29-Aug-13 22:19:28

I'm a physiotherapist working in the community.

I've got an annualised hours contract - it's great!

TheOldestCat Thu 29-Aug-13 22:20:31

Three days a week as an in-house editor. Employers only agreed to it as a job share (I was full time for six years in the role before going PT).

Occtherapist Thu 29-Aug-13 22:20:41

Oh and I work 3 days. Most of us return to work 3 days. No shifts/ weekends yet.

PigeonPie Thu 29-Aug-13 22:22:06

I work from home as a Parish Clerk for three parishes (in my previous 'life' I was a PA). I work more hours than contracted during term time so that I can have more time off during the holidays.

birdmomma Thu 29-Aug-13 22:22:24

Speech therapist, 3 days per week, term time only.

thebody Thu 29-Aug-13 22:22:43

left career in NHS as very in child friendly.

now a TA doing 20 hours, brilliant.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Thu 29-Aug-13 22:23:28

Work for an accountant, have done for 15 years doing peoples accounts and tax. Didn't have any accountancy qualifications either, other than being pretty good with numbers. In the beginning it was term time school hours only, with no questions asked if they were sick (I could take work home). Now I work 4 days a week with less holidays, but more money. Great little job.

Community occupational therapist. Job share, compressed hrs - 18.5 over 2days.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 29-Aug-13 22:23:42

I'm a nurse and work two 12 hour shifts a week.

LauraChant Thu 29-Aug-13 22:24:30

Freelance journalist.

I work in a care home ( as a chef ) I've found that a lot of moms with young children work as carers as the hours fit in ��

Occtherapist Thu 29-Aug-13 22:24:49

I knew there'd be loads of us therapists/nhs workers. smile

Onwardsandsideways Thu 29-Aug-13 22:24:56

Another Teaching Assistant here smile

Mrchip Thu 29-Aug-13 22:25:29

NHS 2 1/2 days over 3 so 8-3. DH does nursery/school drop offs and I collect.

I'm also a PA who landed excellent hours to suit school hours but the down side is I'm glued to my email and phone once I've left at 2.30 and I'm always playing catch up, I love it though.

I would love to move into HR but no part time hours available and I really want to stay with the company I'm at now because they have been so helpful with hours etc.

Saying that I would love to work from home as a virtual PA but wouldn't know where to start!

Mrchip Thu 29-Aug-13 22:25:59

Another in the 'therapist' bracket!

Ledkr Thu 29-Aug-13 22:26:01

Sw. I work two days one week.and three the other week.

OrganixAddict Thu 29-Aug-13 22:26:42

Communications manager but only got post as had been there for years, managing whole marketing & comms and was offered small section of role when said wasn't coming back after mat leave. I am aware I am incredibly lucky.
Agree with pp on checking websites of large employers directly - round here most part time work is in schools, council & universities and they don't seem to advertise in newspaper.

aturtlenamedmack Thu 29-Aug-13 22:27:43

Contact centre, evenings and weekends. No selling, big company with good benefits which make a big difference.

DancingLady Thu 29-Aug-13 22:30:06

self-employed editor, hours vary, sometimes 30 hours a week, sometimes less.

Parmarella Thu 29-Aug-13 22:30:23

Free-lance translator

QisforQuestion Thu 29-Aug-13 22:31:26

Hooley, can I ask you how many hours you work and is it at a primary or secondary school?

raisah Thu 29-Aug-13 22:33:12

University; FE colleges advertise directly on their owb web pages as well as agencies like Brook Street.

My friend is a SAHM aswelk as a direct sales executive for Barefoot books. She puts in between 10-15 hrs a week ninimun & it suits her perfectly.

MrsFarenheit Thu 29-Aug-13 22:33:39

2 days a week as a beauty advisor for Estée Lauder in Debenhams. Nice job, great perks but have to work Sundays and occasional late nights

Choos123 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:37:51

32 hrs, it. Also, any chance you can start ft and ask for pt after 6 mos or work compressed hours? Is tough to find pt salaried jobs. The coffee shop near us is managed by a pt women with 2 dc, that works for her.

blondieminx Thu 29-Aug-13 22:39:07

Compliance work for a law firm, went p/t on same role I had before DD arrived!

trixymalixy Thu 29-Aug-13 22:40:20

Actuary.

beatofthedrum Thu 29-Aug-13 22:40:48

Teacher.

Chopsypie Thu 29-Aug-13 22:40:53

Facilities management. Part of a team of three. I work mon to fri 9 til 2. So suits for school pick up/ drop off and is a lovely company with good benefits.

NotYoMomma Thu 29-Aug-13 22:41:21

technical support call centre

MumOfAPickle Thu 29-Aug-13 22:41:54

Family Outreach Worker at a children & family centre. 18.5 days a week. Fantastic job which I love and they're very flexible & understanding but the pay is pretty shit so you may struggle if you need to pay for all your chilldcare.

MumOfAPickle Thu 29-Aug-13 22:42:50

Hours a week!!

Weegiemum Thu 29-Aug-13 22:44:14

I'm a teacher but now work as a literacy tutor for a small charity doing basic skills training for young mums. I do 4x classes a week, term time only. I also volunteer a day a week at a local project providing second-hand furniture to aim lies in need via my church.

cleoowen Thu 29-Aug-13 22:47:34

Freelance teacher.

TiredFeet Thu 29-Aug-13 22:47:47

solicitor, but in a local authority.

but... it was a full time role that I applied for and I was just cheeky and asked if I could do part time hours instead, to start with they agreed 4 days a week but after 6 months or so they agreed to drop again to 3.5 days.

there's lots of flexibility in the hours too, I can shift around start / finish times and also do some of the work from home in the evenings as appropriate

pay is rubbish compared to what I could earn in the private sector but for me it is a compromise worth making

Runwayqueen Thu 29-Aug-13 22:53:21

Airfield operations duty officer

30hrs over 3 set days. Quite tiring as its shifts ranging from 4am starts to 4am finishes but a very rewarding job if you like aviation

Sarahlundismyhero Thu 29-Aug-13 22:53:30

IT sourcing for a global energy company- work 4 days week -- negotiated hours after my 3rd lot of mat leave

MillyStar Thu 29-Aug-13 22:54:13

Thanks ladies you have given me a lot to think about!

I've just been on the councils website and found three days a week admin in a primary school term time, that would be absolutely perfect for me, applications close on Monday so I will be having a wine free weekend making sure my application is a good one!

littlesos Thu 29-Aug-13 22:54:49

I'm an engineer, and work 3 days, but I have always had to start a new job full time and then apply for flexible working. There are no part time jobs in engineering!

Absolutelylost Thu 29-Aug-13 22:56:14

18hrs a week for a care charity, advising on dementia friendly communities. Very flexible hours.

Sleepyhead33 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:57:03

Teacher

Nursery Assistant - 25 hours a week, usually consits of two 10 hour days and a 5 hour one.

AllabouttheE Thu 29-Aug-13 22:58:39

Office manager in a glamourous environment.
I was so efficient full time they kept me on 3 days a week after children.

Have just secured one day at home, but more due to technology advancing

MrsGaryKielhofner Thu 29-Aug-13 22:59:32

Another Occupational Therapist. I work 3 days per week. Lots of part time opportunities in OT I have found.

chirpchirp Thu 29-Aug-13 23:02:04

PA in a law firm. Was lucky that I thought after my maternity leave I would have to go back to the typing pool but another PA was returning from maternity leave at the same time as me and i was able to return to my previous position and job share with her. We both work three days a week.

Artesia Thu 29-Aug-13 23:02:04

Business development in a large City law firm. Was a lawyer before DS arrived, then went back to do a BD role for my team.

tillyo Thu 29-Aug-13 23:03:05

I work for the British army looking after the soldiers I do 3/4 days actually in camps but only lunch times then home work for the rest of the time this job is so flexible I love it x

I'm a hotel receptionist, 32 hours over three days.

Bunbaker Thu 29-Aug-13 23:08:02

Website content. I love it.

FortyFacedFuckers Thu 29-Aug-13 23:11:20

Admin based job within the NHS

bigbuttons Thu 29-Aug-13 23:12:20

Ta/INa in a primary school. Shit money.

UniS Thu 29-Aug-13 23:25:12

I'm an electrician. Some of my customers have been very happy to have me back on contract work, negotiated days to suit both parties.

SeaSickSal Thu 29-Aug-13 23:28:05

OP there are loads of medical typist jobs available which you normally just need a fast typing speed to get. You normally need to register with an agency for them. I have had several part time contracts. You can also get an OCR qualification which is for medical typing.

EvaBeaversProtege Thu 29-Aug-13 23:29:15

Part time journalist, 24 hours a week over 4 days.

Love the job, hate the pay.

Am looking for full time hours now but none in my company.

justmakingdo Thu 29-Aug-13 23:29:29

Civil servant, 6.5 hours a day (school hours) term time only. cant wait to go back!!!

DownstairsMixUp Thu 29-Aug-13 23:30:17

Customer service assistant, 16 hours a week smile

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 29-Aug-13 23:31:43

Community Care Worker - I used to be a Legal Secretary (BK - before kids).

SparePants Thu 29-Aug-13 23:33:33

I'm a school librarian and work 3 days a week term-time only. Totally love it. It's not a profession I'd recommend getting into though as we're all being made friggin redundant under this government.

FreudiansSlipper Thu 29-Aug-13 23:40:40

Integrative Psychotherapist

so another therapist smile but i do not work for the nhs

also furthering my studies so hours are pretty much full time

breadandbutterfly Thu 29-Aug-13 23:48:55

Chief Examiner. Not sure how many hours I spend but timing totally flexible. If I end up working evenings or weekends it's because I've been on MN during the day...

FunnyRunner Thu 29-Aug-13 23:48:56

Writer. The hours vary from easy hour or two a day in lulls to full on 12 hour madness as deadlines loom - but I LOVE the flexibility and not having to commute.

I work for myself. I'm working now, so I don't think i've really got 'part-time' cracked grin

AngryGnome Fri 30-Aug-13 06:18:14

I work 3 days a week in university management. Very few part time positions at my grade in my field, and I only have this arrangement because I was FT pre-ds and had to fight for a flexible working request to be accepted.

WithASpider Fri 30-Aug-13 11:01:18

Communication Support. I work 12 hours a week supporting the Deaf Operations Manager and head of HR.

NoisesOff Fri 30-Aug-13 11:16:53

Clinical psychologist.

15 miles (or 30 daily) isn't that much, I'm not sure I'd start looking for another job just for that reason.....Do you do your 16 hours in two sessions or is it a couple every day - in which case it would be worth moving!?

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 30-Aug-13 11:31:38

I don't see a 15 mile commute as much either, surely thats about a 20-30minute drive. Takes me an hour to get to work.

RamsgateMummy Fri 30-Aug-13 11:43:47

I am an accountant, 14 hrs in the office and 7hrs from home. I travel an hour each way on 2 motorways, but I asked if I could start and finish at a certain time so I miss the really heavy traffic, perhaps your firm will allow that...worth an ask as you are a long serving member of staff.

outtolunchagain Fri 30-Aug-13 11:44:13

Deputy head of finance for a charity.Have annualised hours contract ,roughly averages at 21 hours a week but in practice works out more !

GrumpyKat Fri 30-Aug-13 11:46:34

Teach music for the lea. Three days a week, term time only.

LydiasLunch Fri 30-Aug-13 11:46:43

Childminder. I work 7-9am every day, and after school until 6pm. I also have one who comes every day 9-12 and one who does two full days. So I still have a couple of free afternoons. I only do term time.

MrsDeVere Fri 30-Aug-13 11:47:11

I am a portage home visitor.

Finance analyst, but I've just upped my hours to increase my chances of promotion, so probably not the best example of a successful part time worker.

Wild a 15mile motorway commute be that bad? <remembers 15 mile cross city commute and shudders>

Idreamofsunshine Fri 30-Aug-13 11:51:03

Work in civil service - 26 hours over 4 days and have the summer hols off. I am very lucky.

googietheegg Fri 30-Aug-13 11:54:12

Freelance media communications person.

Tattva Fri 30-Aug-13 11:56:10

TA in a primary - 30 hrs

Good luck with the application. School hours and hols would be excellent.

BellaVita Fri 30-Aug-13 12:07:07

Job share - secondary school receptionist/admin. 25 hours, term time only.

Doubtfuldaphne Fri 30-Aug-13 12:16:35

Transcribing audio documents from home for a secretarial company. Sounds like it would be right up your street!

MrsDeVere Fri 30-Aug-13 12:26:48

I was looking into that a while ago doubt.
Is is easy to get in to?

Lots of hospitals were outsources their stuff at the time and I used to be a medical secretary.

I haven't looked into it since but it would be a great option for me because I a carer for OH and one of the DCs.

MrsDeVere Fri 30-Aug-13 12:27:13

Please do not take the above post as an indication of my actual typing skills blush

KatoPotato Fri 30-Aug-13 12:28:39

I work in Marketing, 3 days per week - Monday, Tues and Friday. Perfect.

crazynanna Fri 30-Aug-13 12:31:06

Phlebotomist- 20 hours over 5 days but regularly work more hours due to understaffing and increasing workload

Enb76 Fri 30-Aug-13 12:31:26

Admin, mornings only, university town. Try temp agencies.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Fri 30-Aug-13 12:37:32

I'm a civil servant too. These answers suggest it may be easier to get part time work in the public sector.

Good luck with the job you're applying for smile

Crazynanna, what's one of those?? I see them advertised for in the paper all the time!

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Fri 30-Aug-13 12:43:08

Everybody I know who works part time is either a TA, teacher, piano teacher, nurse, vicar or parish clerk. I must spend most of my time in a school or a church. Oddly, I do neither.

crazynanna Fri 30-Aug-13 12:43:15

'Tis a bloodsucker Glaikit. Taking blood for testting

CaptainSweatPants Fri 30-Aug-13 12:44:59

Same as DownstairsMixUp
Customer service assistant, 16 hours a week

Toocold Fri 30-Aug-13 12:47:06

PigeonPie, I do that too!, but for one parish council, very flexible.

Maggietess Fri 30-Aug-13 18:46:20

I'm an accountant 3 day week altho rarely works out at that.

Have you looked at any of the online working? Seems very popular for PA/secretarial support. Is it called crowdsourcing or something like that? I think you put on your skills availability and a rate per hour and people hire you to do jobs for them eg. Typing from audio, proofreading, document preparation etc.

Don't know how much it's worth it. Might be worth a look.

NationMcKinley Fri 30-Aug-13 18:51:03

Nurse working 75 hours / month. The NHS has a family friendly policy and employs loads of admin staff so it might be worth your while checking out NHS jobs on line?

icecubed Fri 30-Aug-13 18:52:20

Account manager in IT 4 flexible days (at home /office / clients) best job I have ever had grin

XBenedict Fri 30-Aug-13 18:53:39

I am a practice nurse 8 miles away from home (but only about a mile away from DCs school) and my hours vary depending on practice needs, time of year and my availability. My hours are generally within the school day.

gintastic Fri 30-Aug-13 18:53:40

Engineer here too. Am currently interviewing for a new job, senior level and part time hours. To be negotiated yet, but am hoping they accept 2 days 8am-4.30pm and 2 days 8am-2pm, giving me 3 days where I can collect from school and 1 day off.

confusedofengland Fri 30-Aug-13 18:58:27

I am very lucky, I am able to work as an admin assistant for my Dad 1 day per week, while my Mum has the DC. However, he will retire in a couple of years, probably & by then I should be finished having DC & the youngest will be 2 & I will put them in nursery for a couple of mornings & try to get back to freelance translating from home.

What I do now works well for now, but it is certainly not my long-term plan.

MooseyFate Fri 30-Aug-13 18:59:14

Software developer. I work from home, on an hourly contract, between 15 and 25 hours a week depending on what's coming in.

stuckonsmallrock Fri 30-Aug-13 19:01:03

I do a mix of stuff, 1 or 2 evening shifts in a local store, a commercial cleaning job which I do from 6 - 7am every day & some domestic cleaning jobs that I do during school hours. The shop work & commercial cleaning work have the benefit that I don't need to rearrange them if a DC is off school ill, & my domestic cleaning clients understand I have family commitments & are very flexible - yay!

Morgan Fri 30-Aug-13 19:03:21

Lawyer 3 days a week 9 til 3 and school Hols off - I am v lucky !

yourcruisedirector Fri 30-Aug-13 19:07:54

I work in publishing, and am director of my small department. I work three full days a week, but sometimes have to travel for big book fairs, and gain days in lieu for my extra time. Doesn't work especially well with DH's unpredictable military career but we're managing so far smile

Flossiechops Fri 30-Aug-13 19:11:17

22.5 hrs over 3 days - I'm a nurse in the community

Flossiechops Fri 30-Aug-13 19:14:18

In fact I used to do 18.5 hrs when the dc were pre - school so that was a job share 2 days one wk 3 the next. Then my job share left and I went up a day. Work are always asking if I would increase my hours but my answer is always "no thanks"!

Skylerwh1te Fri 30-Aug-13 19:17:54

Publishing, commissioning editor. Three days which seems just right. Worked there a long time before mat leave though

LonelyGoatherd Fri 30-Aug-13 19:21:23

Another editor here. I work freelance and can (in theory) fit projects around childcare.

mysteryfairy Fri 30-Aug-13 19:22:14

I work 30hrs a week but my employers would never recruit someone to do my role in my hours - I've had to prove I can over many years and also its a role you need specific qualifications or experience for.

However I do a daily commute similar to what you mentioned and its really not that onerous. In fact I quite enjoy that time alone listening to the radio etc. Given how hard it is to find something I would be using the enforced relocation to negotiate my with employers how to make the change work for me as best as possible - don't know your circumstances, but things like can I go from 3 short days to 2 long ones, can I increase/decrease my hours so I am not starting/leaving in the rush hr, can I get a pay rise to cover extra commuting costs etc etc

NorbertDentressangle Fri 30-Aug-13 19:26:59

Its often worth it, if you see a job that looks interesting, but is full-time, to ask if they'd consider a job share.

In my case - the job was advertised as virtually full-time which was more than I wanted to do but I thought "What the hell, I'll apply anyway as its all experience". At the interview they said they'd decided to make it full-time but would a I consider a job share (18hrs each) - I said yes and I got the job.

(I don't really want to say what it is as it will out me but its an assistant to a significant person in an educational establishment)

Doubtfuldaphne Fri 30-Aug-13 19:34:03

mrsDevere I found the job on gumtree- I was convinced it was a scam but it wasn't! It's solicitors mostly talking in to a dictaphone and sometimes it is impossible to hear what they're saying. I'm new to it which might explain things but it took me about 8 hours to do my first letter! You soon get used to the terminology though. You could contact lecturers, doctors, surveyors etc and see if they need anyone? Very handy for genuine work from home employment smile

Could you do secretarial work, ie outsourced copy typing, from home? I know a couple of people who run virtual secretarial services from their own home and seem to enjoy the autonomy it brings.

Platinumstart Fri 30-Aug-13 19:42:40

Lawyer

Trazzletoes Fri 30-Aug-13 19:44:09

Solicitor.

morethanpotatoprints Fri 30-Aug-13 19:46:58

I am newly employed after 20+ years as a sahm,

I am a PA for my dh, (have been doing it free of charge all this time), a company director of a Ltd company and soon to be Landlord.
Don't earn much, but enough to pay tax when I find a tenant. {yay}

Oh and er, interpreter.

namechangedadvocate Fri 30-Aug-13 19:59:28

I advocate for children in child protection proceedings and for children who are unhappy with the decisions being made by social workers etc. I work from home but the hours are 'as and when' so sometimes need childcare at short notice to go to conferences and i don't have a routine. I love it but hope to be able to work a basic 18 1/2 hours over 2 or three days in the future doing something similar but with colleagues and an office to go to!

I have been offered a share of a gift shop too and am quite tempted to give that a go!

lucjam Fri 30-Aug-13 20:09:33

Events manager 27 hours a week term time only. Working in education is great fit teem time hours doesn't have to be a school my company offer teacher training

lucjam Fri 30-Aug-13 20:11:36

Events manager 27 hours a week term time only. Working in education is great fit teem time hours doesn't have to be a school my company offer teacher training

Wandastartup Fri 30-Aug-13 20:16:35

Doctor

Cerealchanger Fri 30-Aug-13 20:19:15

Police officer. I average 20 hours a week but I have to do shifts so it changes weekly.
Not to be recommended as I can't just walk out at the end of a shift even when I have to pick up the kids so I always have to have someone on standby

thegreylady Fri 30-Aug-13 20:21:04

I was a teacher and so is my dd.She starts full time next week when youngest dc starts Reception.

Lilyloo Fri 30-Aug-13 20:25:40

I am a pre school manager attached to dc school

Postwoman. Wed-sat, finished by 3pm.

Xmas temp recruitment starts in September I think...

scarletforya Fri 30-Aug-13 20:34:40

I work 20 hours a week in childcare. Very low wages but hopefully it will help with my qualifications! Even if it doesn't I'm loving it.

I love the work as opposed to my old job, in a large corporate setting for so many, long, wasted years!

scampidoodle Fri 30-Aug-13 20:40:46

Another Parish Clerk here, working a few hours a week from home. I'm hoping to get another job (in addition to this one) at some point in the next year or so and have thought of looking at church administrator vacancies (probably few and far between and often just a few hours a week, but you at least get to meet other people...). Interesting to read about university posts - will start investigating those as well.

silverangel Fri 30-Aug-13 20:58:52

I work in business development, 3 days a week. I was very lucky to be offered p/t when I came back from mat leave.

gintastic Fri 30-Aug-13 21:08:39

Scampi, try your LA - ours are advertising for clerks to school governing bodies.

PA to property developers/landlords. I am self-employed and have actually had to turn work down as I don't want to work full time.

artyanklet Fri 30-Aug-13 21:21:20

Teaching Assistant - great for holidays!!

PR Consultant, self-employed 2/3 days a week.

CustardOmlet Fri 30-Aug-13 21:25:34

Nurse - 3 days per week, love it!

Foxy800 Fri 30-Aug-13 21:39:04

Lunch cover in a nursery.

mumofweeboys Fri 30-Aug-13 21:43:39

Scientist in nhs - job share

Medical secretary in paediatrics.

CaurnieBred Fri 30-Aug-13 21:54:43

Admin role in a management consultancy on a 60% programme. Was a full time PA (EA) before maternity then went back as a 60% "Float" (ie, employed temp) once had DD. Did that for 2 years then was offered the admin role but only took it on the basis that it would also be 60%. Was 3 full days before DD started school but since she has been at school I now spread the time over 5 days during school hours with at least 3 days working from home.

BettyBottersBetterButter Fri 30-Aug-13 22:18:39

Childminder - I work 8-5pm 4 days a week but obviously don't have to worry about childcare. I'd love to drop down to 3 days a week &/or term time only as it does impact on my own DC

raisah Fri 30-Aug-13 22:50:30

Have you had a look on the mumsnet jobs board? There are some interesting p/t positions on there.

I sell fresh produce in the uk and Europe smile

Sometimes the invisible industries can be the most interesting.

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