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Looneymum Mon 22-May-06 14:39:04

I know that every one in the world is looking for these jobs! DD1 goes to school in September and DD2 will be 2 in August. Any ideas of what I could train to be, for when they go to school. I previously worked in a marketing environment doing desktop publishing but think it may be time for a change. It will probably end up being something like a school admin person as I have office skills ... any other thoughts for what fits in with kids and isn't officey...!

Pollyanna Mon 22-May-06 14:43:29

The civil service have flexible working - you can have term time working only I think. Perhaps it's worth looking at that?

sugarfree Mon 22-May-06 14:45:31

My local NHS trust offers termtime,school hours I believe.
Lots of different jobs in the nhs.

milliemollie Mon 22-May-06 18:38:42

I had just come on here to post the exact same question, although my children are a bit older. I was thinking about the NHS, I was previously a specialist teaching assistant which would be perfect in terms of hours, but the pay isn't good enough now.

lexiemum Mon 22-May-06 19:56:54

I work for the NHS and yes they do offer term time; flexible working etc (well certainly offered in our trust) - though I don't yet know anyone who is on a term time contract - though there may well be some in the offices.

I'm in direct care and have employed many people with under 5's on flexible working that coincides with their partners work. Me, being one of them - working 30 hrs over 3 days and DH does 37.5 over 4 days so has one day at home so I can work.

I interview regularly but have never had anyone ask for term time only contract but I would consider it, though the individual would have to work to cover a 24hr/7day a week - I wouldn't be able to offer a 9-3 type pattern because of the nature of work.

Aren't places like Tesco; B&Q and M&S breaking in to the term time only market at the moment?

FloatingOnTheMed Tue 23-May-06 10:13:13

lol i am just about to start another thread asking if i am over-reacting too much about the idea of not having a job like this!

Looneymum Tue 23-May-06 14:01:28

Thanks for all your ideas. I hadn't thought of the NHS so will definitely look into that. Please keep the ideas coming.....!

cece Tue 23-May-06 14:04:16

Why not train to be a teacher? or teacher assisstant?

NomDePlume Tue 23-May-06 14:05:13

There seems to be a lot of 9-3 type hours offered by my local NHS Trust, don't know whether they are term time only though.

HappyMumof2 Tue 23-May-06 14:18:45

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Loppy42 Tue 23-May-06 16:23:26


I also worked in Marketing. Have you considered working freelance? Many small businesses need a bit of marketing advice/help and you can pick and choose the hours you want to work and when you don't. You also get to use your brain and get paid good money.

Also visit This is what I've been doing recently and I have had companies offering part time, term time only jobs.

lexiemum Thu 25-May-06 07:41:05 - is where we are advertising. we use terms like flexible hrs etc rather than actually advertising as a 9-3 post term time. our trust website is bit more clearer reagrds what they can offer. you may need to use the phone numbers and contact people direct to ask.

lexiemum Thu 25-May-06 07:49:37

try this one

milge Thu 25-May-06 07:59:49

maybe this will help here

grumpyfrumpy Thu 25-May-06 08:00:41

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grumpyfrumpy Thu 25-May-06 08:03:15

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