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MissTriggs Sat 16-May-15 13:14:59


Awesome plan!

FruChristerOla Sat 16-May-15 21:43:08

What is an awesome plan? confused

Grantaire Sat 16-May-15 21:44:33

Just seen it. Interesting.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 16-May-15 21:53:07


FruChristerOla Sat 16-May-15 21:53:52

I'm clearly missing something here?

magimedi Sat 16-May-15 22:18:06

Brilliant idea - are you vetting them for true family friendliness, MNHQ??

Grantaire Sat 16-May-15 22:22:48

<points at jobs link>

^Up there

AtomicDog Sat 16-May-15 22:24:22

Not really family friendly if one has to work from HQ ... on social media hmm

AtomicDog Sat 16-May-15 22:53:40

Wow- teaching jobs are certainly better paid than I remember!!

FruChristerOla Sun 17-May-15 10:14:02

Ah, I see, the Jobs section on the blue bar (as opposed to MNHQ's We're Hiring)?

Is it new?

<must go to Specsavers> grin

MrsHarveySpecter Sun 17-May-15 20:02:01

magimedi If they have been vetted I don't know how. Until recent I worked for one of the companies being advertised in a very similar role to the vacancy. It was hideous after I had my second baby - I was effectively bullied out despite being at the top of performance appraisals. I now work for another of the companies being advertised and a few weeks in I'm pleased to say it's very, very family friendly and I am able to work in a senior, very well remunerated role without the expectation of unreasonable sacrifices when it comes to my children.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-May-15 11:16:11


Brilliant idea - are you vetting them for true family friendliness, MNHQ??

Hey magimedi - no we aren't actively vetting the jobs but we are actively encouraging employers to post them on site only if consider themselves family friendly employers. The idea is to nugde family-friendliness onto the agenda and to get firms to be out and proud about often quite arcane internal policies. Obviously there may be instances when companies don't live up to the billing in which case we'd expect to hear about it and challenge the employer.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-May-15 11:16:37


Ah, I see, the Jobs section on the blue bar (as opposed to MNHQ's We're Hiring)?

Is it new?

<must go to Specsavers> grin

Yes brand new - please let us know what you think!

CultureSucksDownWords Mon 18-May-15 11:24:05

The salaries quoted must be wrong, there are ordinary classroom teaching jobs quoting over 100,000 GBP per year!

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-May-15 11:40:06


The salaries quoted must be wrong, there are ordinary classroom teaching jobs quoting over 100,000 GBP per year!

Blimey - we'll have a look - txs

EssexMummy123 Mon 18-May-15 21:00:16

I would hope that the adverts at the top are being carefully checked - convincing people to pay £4000 for a course without a recognised qualification or guaranteed job at the end doesn't sit well with me, particularly when all of the course teachings are available pretty much for free elsewhere on line.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-May-15 17:14:20


Sorry about the, er, slightly optimistic salary for the teaching job. It looks like a teething problem with the way some recruiters are uploading ads - we're working with them to sort this out.

CultureSucksDownWords Tue 19-May-15 17:18:07

Ah, such a shame! I was just polishing up my CV to apply... wink

PrimalLass Wed 20-May-15 14:50:55

Has the old 'Jobs' section disappeared? There were a few I was 'watching'. Some notice would have been helpful.

FruChristerOla Fri 22-May-15 19:39:06

Is this the one you mean, Primal?
For me (on a desktop computer) it's just over >>>>

zelda200 Sat 23-May-15 11:02:03

Mumsnet Jobs is terrible.

Was very excited by first line of email ad: "Jobs that work with my family commitments"

Very disappointed to see only 17 part-time jobs, and only 14 flexible hours. Out of the entire database.

I imagined they might have worked with employers to develop more family-friendly job options. But it appears not.

Why bother launching yet another run-of-the-mill job site? It's actually worse:

Guardian jobs
749 part-time jobs out of 13,747
= 5.4%

Mumsnet jobs
17 part-time jobs out of 2,764

Also - only 2,764 jobs - not "more than 4,000" as stated in the advertising.

I feel duped. Family friendly jobs are desperately needed but this is just another sad money-spinner job site.

slightlyeggstained Sat 23-May-15 15:51:57

I like the fact that the majority of jobs have salaries clearly stated. Lack of transparency over salaries is a major contribution to the pay gap.

PrimalLass Sat 23-May-15 18:09:30

No there used to be a normal forum-type bit for the jobs FruChristerOla. It was much better.

CamillaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-May-15 10:47:35

Hi folks,
Thanks for the feedback.

We do agree that there aren’t enough part-time and flexible jobs on the site at the moment but there are actually more than are appearing on search - we’ve got a technical issue with regards to tagging things as part-time and flexible which we are working on right now - and hopefully will be fixed soon.

Obviously not all jobs can be part-time or flexible hours and until there’s a sea change in employment practices there will probably always be more full-time jobs on MNJ. However, there’s more to being family friendly than just flexible working and we want to encourage companies to shout about their family friendly policies - it could mean gold plated maternity packages, help with childcare costs, leading the way with training when making the leap back into work after a career break or flexibility around school holidays. Some companies want to actively attract more women into under-represented sectors like technology or engineering and offer good incentives as a result.
The good news is lots of great companies have contacted us since the launch and we’re working on contacting more to offer more choice. We’ll keep you updated about new companies who join up. Rome wasn’t built in a day and all that…

musicmum75 Fri 05-Jun-15 13:15:48

I have a few things to add about the Jobs site. I did tweet these but no one responded.

Firstly, one of your launch partners recently refused to discuss flexible working with me and didn't even give a reason. You should vet your associates more carefully.

Secondly, I searched for jobs in my field and there was not a single one offering part time hours.

Thirdly, I did apply for one job via the site hoping there would be the option to negotiate flexible hours. The recruiter phoned me back very quickly but said there was no chance of flexible hours at all and that he had not placed the ad on your site. This suggests you are just scraping job databases and not doing any checks first to see if the job is family friendly. What's the point of that? I may as well use LinkedIn or Indeed.

This is all really disappointing as I think enabling women up find flexible work is so important.

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