As a single mom, I have to go back to work even though my little baby is only 2 months. Sigh ..
My background is quite professional (finance, consulting, etc) and while I am starting an online business at the same time, I would love to find a part-time job 2-3 days a week to both earn much needed income AND get me out of the house (so not looking for a home-based job).
The questions is ... how does one find one?
Does anyone have any recommendedations of how they found one (e.g. agencies, types of jobs, etc). Even if its not in my background ...
I am also seeking part-time work - I want some money coming in while I set up my freelance career. I'm a careers adviser by profession but I began my working life doing secretarial and admin work.
I've found there are part-time jobs in my job sectors but not many. I've registered with online employment agencies (Reed), and The Guardian online, and set up searches so I get daily emails of all new part-time jobs. I've also registered with the NHS and jobs.ac.uk for part-time job alerts, as the public sector is often more amenable to flexible working. I've seen a few admin and book-keeping jobs that might suit you - pay isn't always great though.
Obviously a lot of retail and social care work is part-time, but you might feel that's too far removed from your existing skills and preferences.
Big employers who embrace flexible working will often state a post is available for job share. If you see a full-time post, it's worth asking whether they would consider part-time or a job share.
A friend and I approached a small company once and asked if we could apply for a full-time job as a package. The employer was willing to consider job share but felt he would rather pick his own job sharers separately.