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mums that want term-time jobs

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SarahatEvans Wed 08-Jun-11 16:34:03

I/we as a company have been having real problems getting people interested in various term-time vacancies we have. We have placed several adverts in local papers in the West Wales/Somerset/Warwickshire areas with little to no response.

I thought the jobs would be ideal for mums with young children who want flexible working conditions, but is there a better way to find these people?!

Please help. Thanks

ggirl Wed 08-Jun-11 16:40:59

god thought they'd be fighting for term time posts too!
advertise in school newsletters / playgroups/ church halls??

zandy Wed 08-Jun-11 17:28:50

Maybe your jobs are unattractive?

mum765 Wed 08-Jun-11 19:20:10

What kind of work are you offering? And are they school hours?

MovingAndScared Wed 08-Jun-11 20:05:49

you could put a job advert in the jobs section on here - its not expensive I think - also it could depend both on what the job is and the pay -or and what the advert actually says. I have seen quite a few term time jobs advertised and they have often looked like they would be quite difficult and didn't pay much

mollymole Wed 08-Jun-11 20:09:19

wish you were round our way south yorks/north notts border

itsnicetobenice Wed 08-Jun-11 20:15:18

whats the job?

Cupcakeaddict Wed 08-Jun-11 21:34:37

Sounds strange that you had little interest. Could you give more details?

WhoWhoWhoWho Thu 09-Jun-11 08:03:23

I agree most mums would bite your hand off for a term time only job, is it unsociable hours? for example if the hours are early mornings or late nights it would be difficult to get childcare for those hours.

mamalino Thu 09-Jun-11 08:17:10

Any reason you are specifically trying to recruit mums rather than dads or parents in general?

flork1 Thu 09-Jun-11 23:52:32

Amazed there has been little response. Anything underhand going on here?

cat64 Thu 09-Jun-11 23:55:56

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verybusyspider Sun 12-Jun-11 20:57:56

I live in Warwickhire - would love a term time job and not seen any of your adverts - maybe thats an issue? where did you advertise?

PaperView Sun 12-Jun-11 21:00:04

Would depend on the actual job, the pay and the way it is worded. If it sounds like a pervy old man looking for young women to letch on then it's no surprise that no one has applied.

Leahope Wed 03-Aug-11 15:20:24

what vacancies are they?

kittensliveupstairs Wed 10-Aug-11 10:32:51

I would kill for a term time job. I am currently back in England with DD while DH is in Belgium. I really need to work, we are skint and I am not entitled to much in the way of benefits other than child allowance.
Why haven't you come back OP?

LCarbury Sat 13-Aug-11 20:49:11

Term time on its own is attractive but childcare not always easily available everywhere to fit this i.e. applicants might find they can only access full-time childcare or none. If you made the finish time 2.45 or 3pm I think this could help as then the only childcare your employee would need for school age children would be a breakfast club or similar.

mamalovesmojitos Sat 13-Aug-11 20:56:43

Op is called Sarah at Evans, is it a retail job? Wish I lived in the area if so!

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