Run an eye over a list of possible part time jobs for “Mums after child birth,” and you’ll be inundated with the word “sell”. Move straight on. Caring for children at home can be hard work and, in my opinion, “selling” might be just as tough. That’s not to say that other words such as “Franchise”, “own creative craft business”, “Mystery shopping” and “Teacher’s class Assistant” shouldn’t excite!
There are many possible, new careers both full time and part, to tempt you back to the workplace. If you are good with numbers, a short course in Bookkeeping could lead to lucrative employment and part time work with one of the UK’s many Payroll Companies. Part time work there may well equal 25 hours a week or less, ideally spread across five days. A small business may well need the services of a reliable Bookkeeper. It’s work you can complete in your own time, at home and at your own pace.
Other possible part time work, after you’ve had your family, might include “Alternative Therapies and medicine” practitioner, catalogue distribution, Writing peoples’ CVs and Website design. If you’re a mum actively seeking part time work at the moment try these three websites to begin with. There’s www.workingmums.co.uk/, www.mumandworking.co.uk/index.asp and www.gumtree.co.uk . While you’re a mum, you’re in a unique position to consider a job share or a career that you’ve not considered before. This can often mean new challenges, but great rewards and a sense of achievement. These are all healthy values to pass on to your children.