I have an interview next week for an administration based job in higher education. Position is advertised as full time, however the employer also makes a lot of mention of flexible working.
While it would be possible to do 37 hours it would mean additional childcare costs and quite a lot of stress getting things started (have a primary aged child and therefore have to be able to get her to school).
If I could do 32.5 or even 34 hours a week it would be much easier. So, do I bring this up at the interview (and if so, how?) or do I wait to see if I am offered the job?
I haven't done a job interview for a really long time, my switch to part time was managed after mat leave in my last job, and I am currently self employed so can mostly make my own hours.
I was in a similar position so I rang before applying and asked about what flexible working policies applied to the role. I then asked the same again in interview and just said that flexible working policies would advantage my situation. When I had been offered the role I then negotiated my specific requests.