Resource Signposts

Links to a variety of other resources to support you to get back to work

Follow the links below to find resources dedicated to professionals in your field

These are just a selection. Do look for networks in your area if yours is not represented here.


  • Flexible Working  People – Flexible roles posted every day across all levels and disciplines
  • Mumsnet jobs – Family-friendly jobs from Mumsnet, some professional level
  • Working mums – Flexible jobs, some professional level
  • MothersMeanBusiness – Part-time jobs (North England focus), some professional level
  • Job share pair – Job Share for professionals
  • The Daisy Chain – Flexible working platform matching candidates and organisations
  • WORK180 – Jobs platform including policies such as paid parental leave, flexible working and professional development benefits before you apply
  • DuoMe – Job Share board to find a job share partner and part time, flexible working roles
  • WMRecruit – for experienced permanent or contract professional seeking flexible or part time
  •  Offering a range of full and part time jobs and charitable opportunities for Returners, Rethinkers, Rebalancers and Retirers
  • Four Day Week Offering jobs that are all flexible in some way. Remote, with reduced hours, flexi-time or, of course, four day weeks
  • That Works For Me – connecting skilled professionals with remote flexible working opportunities

Recruitment agencies specialising in flexibility &/or returner-focused/’family-friendly’

  • Capability Jane – for experienced professional women; flexible, part-time, job share
  • Ten2Two – for skilled professionals; flexible, part-time  (SE England based)
  • The Return Hub – City opportunities for financial services sector returners
  • 9-2-3 – Oxfordshire-based agency specialising in jobs that fit around the school run
  • Flexibility Working – for experienced professionals; flexible, part-time
  • Hurston Eliot – for ex-blue chip professionals; part-time or project work
  • F1 recruitment – for marketing and communications professionals; co-run Back2Businessship
  • Reignite Academy – for returning lawyers

Recruitment agencies specialising in professional-level interim roles

Job board for board-level roles

  • Women on Boards – for non-exec and executive roles
  • Nurole – recruitment platform for board and senior executive roles

Success Stories

  •  Designated PA – experienced Personal Assistants looking to return to work flexibly, after a break and wanting to work from home.
  • That Works For Me – connecting skilled professional freelancers with work opportunities in brilliant UK businesses.
  • Freeer – tools and white-labelled solutions to help freelancers.
  • Reach Volunteering Opportunities with charities looking for professional skills
  • Career Ready: Volunteer to help young people
  • Do-it Large searchable database of volunteer opportunities
  • Women on Boards Network providing application advice and access to all types of board and trustee roles
  • Nurole Invitation only board level online recruitment
  • Getting on Board Board-level volunteering opportunities

Voluntary Internships

  • Some charities offer voluntary internships, typically 3 months, which are suitable for returners as well as younger people: eg Cancer ResearchRed CrossBarnardos
  • Mother & Careers Ltd – Hub for London based parents, includes jobs board, blogs, career advice and events
  • Timewise (UK): Advice on returning to work, with a focus on flexibility
  • Mum and Career (UK): Website for professional working women, includes articles on return to work
  • Working Families (UK): Campaigns for family friendly policies and offers advice
  • Smart Works (UK): Interview clothing and coaching for unemployed women. Centres in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Reading.
  • Carers UK (UK): Providing support, information and campaigns for carers
  • iRelaunch (US): Focus on professional women; wealth of resources including a bank of success stories and specific advice
  • Employment (UK): articles on legal issues of women returning to work
  • Beyond the School Run (UK): a website to help parents utilise their skills & talents in the hours available to them
  • Make a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile
  • Careershifters (UK): Helps bright, motivated people who want (or need) a career change, find and move into fulfilling work through workshops, courses, free resources and a 180,000+ strong community
  • paid online courses to learn technology, creative and business skills
  • free online courses including tech updating
  • FutureLearn: free online courses from top universities and cultural institutions
  • coursera: free courses from 115+ top universities including Yale & Stanford
  • edX: free courses from the world’s best universities
  • Open Learning: free learning from The Open University
  • Udacity: free tech skills from Silicon Valley companies
  • Open Culture: list of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from top universities.
  • The Digital Garage – free Google training in digital skills & social media

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