Job share - not great money.. Would it be appealing?

(6 Posts)
Hoaz Fri 15-Feb-13 17:16:26

Madamnit - that's the kind of salary an admin job in a school pays and mums fall over themselves for those. I think if you can work it so it can be fitted into school hours and possibly term time only it would be very attractive. If you want 9-5 less so.

School would be pro-rata for actual hours worked (i.e holidays unpaid) so actual salary is less than £15k

doodledoodoo Fri 15-Feb-13 17:07:29

£16,400 is the figure quoted by The Joseph Rowntree Foundation as an acceptable living wage.

www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9806087/A-living-wage-pension-Itll-cost-you-500000.html

doodledoodoo Fri 15-Feb-13 16:56:13

To be honest, £15k is an entry level salary. You're only going to get school leavers/second jobbers. I'm pretty sure that minimum wage is around the £12k mark so that gives you an idea where they're pitching.

Advertise it as job share/flexible working. I'm sure you'd have a good response. You only need to look on these boards to see how many people want family friendly hours.

A lot of employers seem to have their heads stuck in the sand if you ask me!

Madamnit Fri 15-Feb-13 13:35:31

Thanks for your reply, the money is pretty bad - 15k in the South East - I can see why they aren't getting the applications!

Peanuts and monkeys does spring to mind. Just can't help thinking it could be a fairly flexible job share scenario for some local mums!

doodledoodoo Fri 15-Feb-13 12:46:02

What salary are you offering? You'll get a better quality of candidate if you pitch the salary a bit higher. I'm in the South East and did an admin-type job before I went to uni in 1992/3. I was earning £14k. Salaries aren't much more than that 20 years on!!! If you pay peanuts, you'll get monkeys...

If you made the hours family friendly then I'm sure you'd have takers. The best recruitment site is Reed.co.uk. Companies can advertise their own jobs (they don't have to be agencies).

Madamnit Fri 15-Feb-13 11:14:27

The company I work for is advertising for General Admin assistants. Not great money but not complicated work. Good computer skills and telephone skills required etc... They are currently interviewing fairly young candidates (18-22 is the rough age of applicants)

Trouble is the quality of people we are getting is pretty shocking.

Would this be appealing to mums who would like to get back into work, maybe on a job share basis? Does anyone know a decent, active site were this kind of thing could be advertised? (Kent based)

TIA

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