Flexible Jobs for Mums
Flexible work opportunities can be very important for mums. Working full-time while having children can be challenging in many different ways.
It can be difficult to manage childcare and full-time work hours and so, often, women are expected to take on more part-time work than men. This can be stressful and disappointing for women on multiple levels. It can be harmful financially and it can continue a gender bias between men and women in employment.
As such, flexible jobs can be a great solution for mums. On this page, we are going to talk a little more about how mums can find these job opportunities.
Why Flexible Jobs are Important for Mums
As we have touched on already, there remains a gender bias in our society. Particularly so when it comes to work and working hours. Due to this bias, women are still largely expected to take on all or most of the childcare responsibilities in a household. This can include looking after children during the day and also doing any school runs and pick-ups.
Bias in society is something we should all actively work on. We should work to reduce stereotyping and increase fairness between genders. At Aspiring to Include, that is something we work on, and you can check out our resources on equal pay and work inclusivity on our site.
However, even with this work being done to reduce stereotypes and bias, many mums will still have childcare responsibilities and need to work enough hours to bring in enough money for their household. This means that flexible jobs are critical for mums.
Without flexible working hours and contracts, women are often unable to maintain full-time jobs and are expected instead to only take part-time jobs. Meaning they make less money and are promoted less frequently than men. Regular 9-5 working hours with no flexibility push women out of full-time jobs and this increases gender inequality in many industries and sectors.
Allowing flexibility in full-time gives women more equal opportunities in the workplace and doesn’t force them to sit on the sidelines. That is very important for everyone.
Where Mums Can Find Inclusive and Accessible Jobs
At Aspiring to Include, we believe in helping everyone find their ideal job. With our inclusive job board, women and mums can find the best kind of job opportunity that will suit them and their current needs.
Check out our site for support and guidance on job seeking. If you need anything else, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.