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. She decided to bridge the gap between those employers who were able to offer flexibility, whether that was full-time work with flexi hours or some homeworking or part-time work or any other form of flexible working, and parents who were seeking flexible positions.
Since then it has grown significantly and now has a database of over 320,000 candidates and works with thousands of employers from large corporates to micro companies. In addition to recruitment opportunities, it offers companies a platform to promote their brand to a range of highly skilled, experienced candidates. Workingmums.co.uk has also developed franchise and business sections for those who want to run their own businesses, an expert panel giving advice on everything from employment law to childcare and careers advice and an online magazine with examples of best practice, news and features around diversity and flexible working. Its annual Top Employer Awards promotes best practice in these areas and its Best Practice Report ensures that best practice is widely disseminated. As well as collaborating with a wide cross section of employers, Workingmums.co.uk has worked with policymakers and bodies which seek to promote flexible working and women's career progression, including the Women's Business Council.
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.
Katie Ward - Sales Director
Katie has been with workingmums.co.uk since 2009 and continually strives to develop our commercial offering and product development within our workingmums.co.uk portfolio; some of which include our Top Employer platform, Top employer Awards, networking and best practice events, roundtables, returner programmes, best practice reports and whitepapers and our Dads offering. Katie is also responsible for managing our fantastic sales team!
Katie has over 20 years experience in business development working with a variety of organisations within the public and private sectors across a range of different industries. Some of these include Banking Insurance and Finance, Technology, Retail, Engineering and Construction, Accountancy, FMCG and Rail. Katie lives in South London with her husband and two daughters.
Hazel Elms, Key Account Manager
Hazel has over 10 years experience in account management and business development within service industries including events and hospitality, and has worked with corporate clients in a variety of sectors including banking and finance, construction and engineering, retail, automotive, entertainment and sport. She joined Workingmums in June 2017, and has a son and a daughter.
Kelly Parris, New Business Sales Manager
Kelly has 15 years experience in account management and business development within the media and technology industries. She has worked with a wide range of SME clients across sectors including travel, finance, retail, property and automotive. She joined Workingmums in February 2016, and has 2 daughters. In her spare time Kelly enjoys supporting her beloved Watford FC.
Amber Reid, Key Account Manager
Amber has been a Senior Account Manager for over ten years, working in various industries including recruitment, data, eCommerce, travel and ticketing. She joined workingmums.co.uk in 2018 and is passionate about helping organisations develop a more agile workforce and achieve their diversity goals. Her hobbies include horse riding and gardening and she lives in West Sussex with her daughter, son and husband.
Helen Mcgregor, Account Manager
Helen has over 12 years media sales experience as an Account Manager and Sales Manager for titles such as The Daily Telegraph and OK magazine. Responsible for a wide and varied number of clients from the Telecommunications, Financial, Motor, Beauty and Travel industry she enjoyed the fast pace and challenges of daily deadlines!
Keen to start a family Helen decided to retrain and set up her own business and enjoyed the benefits of a more flexible approach to work. Helen joined workingmums in April 2019 and lives in Epping, Essex with her Husband and daughter.
WM Recruit - Recruitment Agency Division
Lauren Bush, Senior Recruitment Consultant
With a wealth of experience in IT and Technology Recruitment, Lauren manages the contract desk for WMRecruit. Specialising in the Digital Sector Lauren works with organisations who are looking for flexible, mid-senior level talent.
Rai Atwal - Candidate Manager
Rai joined the company as the Candidate Manager in February 2019. She is responsible for sourcing candidates to match client needs, and maintaining ongoing relationships with clients and candidates as well as ensuring there is a smooth on-boarding process for candidates end to end.
Rai has over 10 years recruitment experience, specialising in Financial Services within Business Change Management. She is a mum of two and enjoys the flexibility WMRecruit offers her, allowing her to work around family commitments.
Marketing, Digital & Events
Jonathan Sumner, Digital Director
Jonathan previously worked in the sports management industry, working on broadcasting and advertising analysis for the ATP and PGA tour.
He subsequently moved to Vitesse Media Plc (now Bonhill Group plc) where he undertook various roles before becoming a board level director and Managing Director of digital media, building out the Company's digital portfolio from a single website to over six core digital brands.
In 2016, Jonathan stepped down as an executive director at Vitesse Media Plc and formed his own media and consultancy company. During this time he provided ongoing consultancy services to both Bonhill Group and Working Mums Ltd and has been instrumental in the further development of Bonhill's digital portfolio and product lines, as well as the relaunch of workingmums.co.uk & workingdads.co.uk website’s, whilst building on the Company's future digital strategy.
Annika Williams, Marketing Manager
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 Okin, Marketing Manager
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.
Sarah Shotliff, Sales & Marketing Assistant
Sarah joined Workingmums in 2017 after having her 2nd child. Sarah has extensive experience as a Personal Assistant/Administrator and has previously worked in the media, property and hospitality industries. Sarah lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and 2 children.
Claire Small, Sales & Marketing Assistant
Claire joined the Workingmums team in 2018. She has worked in the administration and customer service fields since 2003, with her most recent experience being an Administrator and Receptionist within the NHS.
Editorial & Research
Mandy Garner, Editor - workingmums.co.uk & workingwise.co.uk
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.
James Millar, Editor - workingdads.co.uk
James is a political commentator on TV and radio, columnist for the Press and Journal newspaper and present's and produce's The Brexit Breakdown podcast for the UK in a Changing Europe think tank.
James is the co-author of two books on gender - The Gender Agenda (JKP 2017) & Dads Don't Babysit (Ortus books 2018). James is the editor of the workingdads.co.uk website and has a podcast series on gender featuring a globally renowned politician in development.
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 two children.
Modern Slavery Statement
Our business, Working Mums Ltd, is committed to combatting slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and we make this statement to assist with compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement relates to the financial year ending February 2020.
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