The number one job and community site for professional working mothers
Workingmums.co.uk was founded by senior communications manager Gillian Nissim in 2006 after the birth of her second child. She found herself and many of her friends in a similar position, needing flexible yet challenging work, but not being able to find it. The business has grown fast and now employs 14 staff, many of whom are working mums.
As working parents, we’ve experienced the issues associated with going back to work after an extended period at home, suffered crises of confidence, undergone career changes and managed (and are still managing) our way through the ups and downs of combining parenthood with work we enjoy. We know what it is like to try and find jobs and business opportunities that are challenging and rewarding, but which also offer flexibility.
As employers, we also know that it is not always easy to find really good, experienced and committed people - and know that offering a range of flexible working practices - including full time with flexible hours, part time, compressed hours, homeworking and term time only - can really help secure the perfect employee.
Who we work with
We work with hundreds of employers - from large corporate firms to small businesses, and have a large database of professional women seeking work in a wide variety of fields. Candidates register for free and can file their CVs, whilst employers pay a small fee to post their job on the site and contact candidates who match their requirements. There are also fantastic opportunities for employers to promote their brand, and their flexible working policies. For more information visit our employer pages.
More than a jobsite
Workingmums.co.uk also offers much more than job opportunities. Mums can also search for small business and self-employed opportunities in our Business-Zone and Franchise-Zone, where franchisors can seek to expand their brand by reaching thousands of potential franchisees. We also offer advice, news and working mums' blogs, in order to share news, views, experiences and information with working mums everywhere.
Dads, carers and other flexible job seekers
While working mums are what we know about best, we hope that dads, carers and other flexible job seekers will also find the jobs and information on our website relevant and useful to them too. Workingmums.co.uk welcomes dads, carers and other flexible job seekers.
Meet the team
Gillian Nissim - Founder
A former Senior Communications Executive, Gillian has worked at a number of different organisations with very different cultures and attitudes towards family friendly working policies. After the birth of her second child she decided to set up her own company to cater for the businesses who did appreciate the vast experience and high calibre of professionals who had become mums, and wanted to find challenging and interesting jobs that offered more flexibility than traditional office-based Monday- Friday, 9-5 jobs. A graduate of Birmingham University, Gillian lives with her husband and two boys in North London.
Rachael Wenham, Key Account Manager
Rachael joined Workingmums in 2007 after having her second child. Prior to this she spent five years working in recruitment and four years managing a team where she was the recruiter. She has two children, a son and a daughter.
Katie Cleary, Key Account Manager
Katie has over 10 years experience in corporate sales and account management in a career spanning a variety of sectors including publishing, media, IT and public affairs. She joined Workingmums in spring 2009, and has two daughters.
Cathy Young, Key Account Manager
Cathy joined WorkingMums in October 2012 after working as a childminder for 4 years. Prior to this she had over 10 year experience recruiting finance and accounting professionals into the Corporate and Legal sectors. She lives in Surrey with her husband and 3 children.
Annika Williams, Candidate Marketing
Annika joined Workingmums in 2007 after spending nine years as the marketing manager at a publicly quoted Media and Events company. A marketing masters graduate from Bedfordshire University and Leeds University Business School, Annika has two daughters, and lives and works in Bedfordshire.
Arline Wilkins, Business to Business
A Chartered Marketer, Arline has over ten years experience working across the marketing mix, in both the public and private sector. Arline has two children and works from home.
Mandy Garner, Web Editor
Before Workingmums, Mandy was features editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement for nearly eight years and currently divides her time between editing for WorkingMums, and acting as the press officer for a higher education institution. She has four children and lives in Essex. Read Mandy's blog.
Yvonne Lim, Financial Controller
A Qualified Accountant, Yvonne has worked in a number of organisations from owner managed businesses to large blue chip PLCs, with experience working in the public healthcare sector and private retail and media sectors. Yvonne is based in Buckinghamshire with her husband and young daughter.
Wide Area Communications, website building, hosting and maintenance
Wide Area Communications is a web development company producing solutions for businesses, large and small and shares the flexible working ethos that underpins the success of Workingmums.co.uk. Over the past ten years we have delivered a range of e-commerce and web content solutions that let you create an effective on-line presence that doesn't cost the earth to set up, can be controlled in-house but does not require any any technical expertise, and, best of all, provides the infrastructure you need to generate income from your web site. You can find out more about our products by visiting www.widearea.co.uk
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WorkingMums.co.uk is the trading name of Working Mums Limited. Company No. 5714476. VAT registration no: 877 6054 83.
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