I'm on maternity leave, don't want to return to my old job although I will if I get nothing else. It is also at risk hence me applying for jobs earlier than I'd like.
It's an internal job in a different field and often these jobs only have a couple of applicant so easier to get.
I will need CRB then a months notice which would delay the start but dd3 is only 8 weeks now so I'd like a bit longer (+ I have had all my leave for the year so nearer to April I leave my current job the better!).
Should I approach this at interview? Others in my dept started on half hours when returning from mat leave into a new role & could do that. Job in near home so will be easier for feeding/expressing/seeing dd3 at lunchtime. So going back early will be easier in this role than my own.
Other issue is I'm doing a KIT day in my current job next week as I'm attending a meeting re restructure.should I still go?
I wouldn't raise the issue, but if they ask when you're available, then don't lie. You can then negotiate a start date once they offer you the role.
I would still do the KIT day. I wouldn't mention the new job unless you have been offered it, agreed a start date and signed a contract. Until you have actually signed a contract, your intention is still to return to your current job until you have finalised a new one.
If you have accepted a new job and signed a contract with the new job before the KIT day, then I'd ask current job whether they'd like you to work the KIT. They might want you to discuss hand over/leaveing dates etc on a KIT day.