Have you decided to return to work after having children, and are now looking for a flexible job? Or perhaps you’re currently working full-time, but you feel as if your family life is suffering and you want to look for a role that gives you a better work-life balance.

If this is you, I’m here to help! I’ve pulled together an essential list of recruiters and job boards to help you find the perfect flexible job.

Finding a flexible job can be super-challenging, but this list will give you the head start that you need. And if you know any other working mamas that are looking for a flexible job, please do share it with them.

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job.

What they say:

9-2-3 Jobs is a recruitment agency that specialises in placing high-quality professional candidates into jobs with flexible hours.

How it works:

To become a candidate you must complete this candidate application form.

Jobs are listed on this jobs page and it gives you the email address of the relevant recruitment manager at 9-2-3 jobs to email to apply or to find out more information.

Additional features:

They have a flexi-star series on their blog where they interview cool people in the flexible working space.

Alium Partners

Who’s it for:

Interim senior roles

What they say:

Alium Partners take an energetic approach to providing resource and solutions for businesses of all sizes. We specialise in providing senior executives on either an interim or permanent basis across a variety of sectors and functions, including financial services, HR, programmes and projects, IT, business development and marketing.

How it works:

If you are either an experienced interim or senior executive looking for your next career move, Alium Partners would love to hear from you.

You need to fill out the form here and they’ll get in touch.

Attune Flexible Jobs

Who’s it for:

Supporting recruitment for business services functions in Law and Professional Services firms.

What they say:

Attune Flexible Jobs is a job site specialising in part-time and flexible working vacancies. We are the only job site dedicated to supporting recruitment for business services functions in Law and Professional Services firms, including:

  • Finance jobs
  • HR jobs
  • IT jobs
  • Marketing & Business Development jobs
  • Other general and bespoke roles.

How it works:

You can create an account and sign up for job alerts.

Additional features:

They have a News and Advice section with blog posts such as “How to create a winning CV

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job.

What they say:

Capability Jane Recruitment was founded in 2007 to fill a gap in the market for a specialist flexible recruitment business that focuses on sourcing talented executives on a flexible working basis. Our origins stem from tapping into a pool of talented people who leave the corporate world in search of roles that offer more flexibility. We work with innovative, growing businesses looking for exceptional talent and are forward-thinking in terms of flexible working.

How it works:

  • Register and upload your CV
  • Apply for a role that matches your skills
  • If you’re a match for the role, a Resourcing Manager from Capability Jane will contact you for an initial telephone interview
  • If after the call, you would like to continue with your application and you meet their client’s requirements, they will then send your CV on to their client
  • If successful, you’ll be invited for an interview
  • And if you’re successful at the interview, an offer will be made

Additional features:

They offer a series of free webinars that you can sign up for on topics like “How to use and optimise LinkedIn”.

Charity Comms

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a job in the charity sector.

What they say:

CharityComms champions the role of comms professionals within charities. We can help you develop your skills, understanding and contacts to further your career in the sector, whatever stage you’re at.

How it works:

They have a job board with some flexible options on it here.

Civil Service Jobs

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for jobs in the Civil Service and central government organisations.

What they say:

Find jobs in the Civil Service and central government organisations

How it works:

This job board has been included because most of the jobs advertised are open to part-time or flexible working.

They have a job board of all of the available jobs.

Once you click on a role, you’re interested in, it will give you further instructions on how to apply.

ClearHub

Who’s it for:

IT Contractors.

What they say:

Here at ClearHub we firmly believe that freelancers are the future. This is certainly backed by our clients – leaders in software development such as UBS, Fox and others.

The ClearHub network is vast; thousands of contractors worldwide and constantly growing. Our clients demand the top talent so if you’ve got skills in the Atlassian stack, agile, DevOps or software development, we want to hear from you.

In return we offer competitive rates, support from the ClearHub team (backed by the Platinum Atlassian Solution Partner, Clearvision) and some of the most interesting and challenging projects around.

How it works:

Fill in a few details on this form and their recruitment team will get in touch shortly to discuss current opportunities.

Daisy Chain

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job.

What they say:

The Daisy Chain is a free online platform for parents where they can match + connect with employers to enhance their careers and work-life balance. It’s simple to join, easy to use, secure and private.

How it works:

Parents register for free. You tell them about you, your likes, interests and experience. And what you’re looking for in a role.

Once you’re registered you can search and ‘like‘ likeminded employers that you like the look of. Employers will then like you back. Once they do, they will engage directly with you, and organise a chat, a meeting or an interview.

Designated PA

Who’s it for:

Anyone with these skills: VAs, social media marketing, bookkeeping.

What they say:

We provide experienced personal assistants that are dedicated to you and your business.   A trusted partnership providing flexible and bespoke support tailored to your exact needs.

How it works:

If you’re interested in becoming a Designated PA, and you have 3+ years experience and you meet the criteria outlined on this pagethen you can fill out the form to apply.

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job.

What they say:

Our new mission is to liberate one million people to do work they love. Not just find more fulfilling work but create it too.
Online and offline we’ve seen first hand the incredible power in connecting like-minded, motivated, passionate people.

How it works:

They have a job board that you can find herebut in order to see the full job description, you need to register with them.

F1 Recruitment

Who’s it for:

Anyone in the marketing, communications & sponsorship disciplines.

What they say:

We love recruitment and we love the world of marketing, communications & sponsorship, where several of us had careers before joining f1. This has helped f1 become one of the best-connected recruitment consultancies in marketing & communications in London, finding jobs for people here and all over the world.

We work with agencies and in-house teams in all industry sectors and across all marketing, communications & sponsorship disciplines. We work with people at every stage, from undergraduates looking for work experience to CEOs wanting a new challenge, as well as flexible workers and interim or freelance professionals.

How it works:

Check out their list of current vacancies here.

Feel Communications

Who’s it for:

Anyone in PR & Corporate Communications.

What they say:

Feel is a recruitment consultancy for PR & Corporate Communications. Our candidates all have at least 10 years’ experience, and therefore many of them are working parents. We start our search with “Who is the best person for this job?” not “Who can sit in an office 9-5, 5 days a week?”

How it works:

If you have experience in the following areas, they want to hear from you:

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Change
  • Restructures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Product launch
  • Rebranding
  • Internal and external campaigns
  • PR and media engagement
  • Crisis management
  • Events
  • Branding
  • Customer engagement
  • Media and technology

Email mycv@feelcommunications.co.uk with your details.

Flexible Minds

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job in the West Midlands.

What they say:

Flexible Minds was established by Sarah Moore to bring a new and flexible approach to recruitment in the West Midlands. Flexible Minds specialises in the recruitment of talented professionals working across a whole range of industries in administration, accountancy, business consultancy, charities, HR, management, marketing and sales, media and digital communications, technology and IT.

Flexible working doesn’t just mean part-time; there’s flexi-time, compressed hours, reduced hours, term time, job sharing, career breaks, teleworking, remote working or a combination of options.

How it works:

Email them your CV and then they’ll arrange a time to talk through your experience so they can understand your key skills and aspirations.

Additional features:

They also offer a CV rewrite service.

Flex Jobs

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job.

What they say:

With FlexJobs, you can access hand-screened remote, part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs—quickly and easily!

How it works:

Although mainly a US site, you can search for jobs by location. Here’s the page for UK jobs.

However, please be aware that access to FlexJobs starts at $14.95/month ranging to $49.95/year. You choose whether you think this is an investment that’s worth it!

Who’s it for:

Copywriters, dancers, fashion designers, graphic designers, hair stylists, illustrators, make up artists, models, nail artists, photographers, stylists, videographers.

What they say:

Freelancer Club is one of the leading creative networks. It’s a community that supports each other and a platform to showcase and promote your creativity and your work.

How it works:

In order to apply for jobs, you need to pay to be a member which costs between £7.99 and £11.66 a month.  You can find out more details here.

Further&More

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a job-share.

What they say:

We’re passionate about job-sharing.

It’s the only way to combine a senior role with genuinely part-time hours.

It allows people like you to fulfil their ambitions while achieving meaningful work|life balance.

To enable you to job share, we’ll help you:
– Find a role
– Find a job share partner
– Set up your partnership and make it effective from the get-go

How it works:

As Further&More say, while it’s not obligatory, it’s much easier to apply for vacancies with a job-share partner. So a really important part of what they do is helping connect potential job sharers together.

Additional features:

They have a Q&A section explaining more about what job sharing is.

They offer coaching to sharers before they’re in post to help them set up their partnership and become highly effective.

H48 Recruitment

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job in the London, Surrey, Essex & Kent areas.

What they say:

H48 Recruitment specialises in finding Part-Time and Flexible Working Opportunities for high calibre professionals.  

We offer a unique and personalised service to both Candidates and Employers.

We are based in Bromley, Kent.  Our client base covers London, Surrey, Essex & Kent.

How it works:

Contact H48 Recruitment to see how they might be able to help.

Home Instead Jobs

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job in the caregiving industry.

What they say:

Have you ever picked up a prescription for a friend or accompanied someone to the doctor?  What about helping someone at your local community hall or church group? Or, have you simply just lent your ear to a friend or offered a shoulder to lean on when somebody has needed some emotional support?

Becoming a CAREGiver is simply all those things that you do to enhance the quality of life for seniors and to help keep them independent in their own home.  With Home Instead, care means quality care. It means providing support that is completely personalised to the individual and is based on a close bond formed from personality similarities, shared experiences or interests and minimum one hour visits.

How it works:

They have a wide variety of roles from caregivers to working in the office. You can find the vacancies here.

Hurston Eliot

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job in law, finance, marketing and strategy.

What they say:

We feel passionately that motherhood shouldn’t mean the end of a stimulating career.

Our clients range from independent finance businesses to start-ups, from VC backed companies to more established companies. Smart people. Great businesses.

Our clients see flexibility as a valuable benefit, not a concessionary measure. As a result, roles are challenging, flexible and part-time – not part-quality.

Our focus areas are primarily law, finance, marketing and strategy. But just like our clients, the roles we work on are hugely varied. We have a huge range of people on our books, so if you’re a star in a different field, we still want to hear from you.

How it works:

To become a candidate, complete the form and attach your CV on this page and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Inclusive Recruiting

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job.

What they say:

Founded in 2013, Inclusive Recruiting is the go-to company for securing diverse, outstanding, executive talent and a provider of cutting edge workshops and training programmes for senior leaders and hiring managers to ensure real inclusion in recruitment processes.

How it works:

You need to register with them first.

Inclusivity

Who’s it for:

Anyone interested in returner programmes.

What they say:

We work with our return to work programme candidates, who have great skills and experiences, but are often overlooked, to gain the confidence, skills and capabilities to promote their viability as exceptional candidates and reignite their careers.

How it works:

Send them your CV and get in touch with them to discuss their available returner programmes.

Who’s it for:

Anyone interested in flexible jobs.

What they say:

You tell us about your career goals and what kind of hours you want to work. We send you only the most compatible options from hundreds of potential employers.

How it works:

  • Candidates need to register on the website.
  • The system scans live roles for you. You’ll only receive opportunities that match your needs, in organisations that they have vetted for their positive flexible cultures.
  • Choose the matches that sound interesting to you. Then schedule chats with the Juggle hiring team or directly with the employer.
  • Once you get an offer, Juggle help you negotiate a deal.

Additional features:

They have a blog with useful topics like a guide to “Asking for flex”.

Morgan Hunt

Who’s it for:

Anyone interested in flexible jobs.

What they say:

Morgan Hunt is proud to be one of the top recruitment agencies in the UK, offering specialist recruitment services to a diverse range of clients in the public, not for profit and commercial sectors.

We recruit into many niche areas with extensive knowledge across local and central government, local and national agencies, education, HR, housing, charities and healthcare organisations as well as finance, administration, marketing, and property and construction. Our focus is providing support for everyone; from junior level up to director and executive level.

How it works:

Whilst they don’t focus solely on flexible work options, they do offer several interim and temporary roles.

You can search for jobs, register with them or submit your CV.

Mothers & Careers

Who’s it for:

Anyone interested in flexible jobs.

What they say:

Mothers & Careers is a job board with flexible, full-time or part-time job opportunities curated from companies that allows for jobs with an element of flexibility.

How it works:

They list their available vacancies on this page.

Additional features:

They have a blog with posts like “How your transferable skills can help you launch a freelance career“. 

Mum and Working

Who’s it for:

Anyone interested in running a franchise.

What they say:

We want to help all parents find family-friendly flexible work.  We can take you on the journey from finding the right course, or interview techniques, to running your own business or franchise.

How it works:

Most of the opportunities listed on the website are franchise opportunities.

Additional features:

They have a Help & Advice section which cover topics like “Career Choices and “Training for work”.

Mummy Jobs

Who’s it for:

Anyone interested in a flexible job.

What they say:

If you’re a mum or dad on the rocky road to returning, or you’re not a parent but could still do with flexibility in your working week, we are here to help – to job search, help with your CV and Interview techniques, to provide training and coaching to get you back to where you want to be, in a role as flexible as you want!

How it works:

Search the vacancies under the “Return to work” section, and see if you find an interesting role.

Mumsnet Jobs

Who’s it for:

Anyone interested in a flexible job.

What they say:

Mumsnet is the UK’s biggest network for parents, with over 70 million page views and over 11 million visits per month. Its aim is to make parents’ lives easier – and our new jobs board will do just that, by putting them in touch with employers who are actively recruiting amongst parents, with opportunities to work part-time or flexibly as well as a fantastic choice of full time roles.

How it works:

They have a job board that you can search for relevant vacancies. You can also create an account and set up job alerts.

Additional features:

They’ve got a Careers Advice section with articles such as How to update your CV after a career break.

Oakleaf Partnership

Who’s it for:

They are specialists in HR, Reward, Payroll and Human Capital recruitment.

What they say:

Oakleaf Partnership Limited is now the largest and fastest growing independent provider of executive recruitment and search solutions for the HR, Payroll and Human Capital Services professions.

How it works:

They have a listing of all their vacancies here and of their part-time HR vacancies here.

Additional features:

They have an online salary checker tool.

Obelisk

Who’s it for:

They are specialists in the legal industry.

What they say:

At Obelisk, we proudly lead the change in providing flexible legal solutions and have been recognised for our leadership achievements with numerous prestigious awards.

At Obelisk, we’ve developed a unique flexible working model, designed to benefit everyone. Because we believe that whether you’re a client, a consultant or a colleague, work should work around you.

A collective made up of skilled, experienced legal professionals whose life demands no longer fit the traditional working model.

How it works:

To become a consultant, you need to complete the form here.

Remote.co

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a remote job.

What they say:

Remote.co is a resource for companies that see remote work as an opportunity, from hiring to training to managing distributed teams.  We are focused on providing expert insight, best practices, and valuable support for organizations exploring or already embracing a remote team as a significant portion of their workforce.

How it works:

Search for remote jobs on this page.

Most of the jobs are US based, but look for jobs with the “international” tag.

Return to Teach

Who’s it for:

Teachers looking for a flexible role.

What they say:

Return to Teach supports teacher retention by offering flexible teaching.

How it works:

If you’re an experienced teacher looking for a flexible role, they ask you to fill out this form.

Russam GMS

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for interim roles.

What they say:

We are the most experienced Interim Management provider in the country, but we have also grown into a leading Executive Search firm. In both areas we operate in a number of industries to find talented, ambitious senior executives skilled at many of the functions your business requires.

How it works:

So, these guys specialise in interim roles. If this is something that you’re interested in, you need to complete the form on this page.

Ten2Two

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for flexible jobs.

What they say:

At Ten2Two you are not just another candidate. We aim to find you flexible work that fits in with your life and personal commitments, while fostering a culture of personal development and building a community of peers across London and the south of England.

Register to become part of the unique Ten2Two member community, be included in our candidate searches for flexible and part time jobs in your local area and be invited to FREE career events to support your professional development.

How it works:

There are 2 types of “membership” for candidates. Both are free.

Full membership:

If you’re actively looking for flexible or part-time work, you can register by entering your postcode on the right to join their roster of professional, skilled and experienced individuals. As a Full Member they will be actively seeking flexible or part-time work for you that match your skills. This service is free of charge.

You’ll also get full access to a range of benefits, including support services and products for members returning to work or looking for a new job. They’ll keep you up to date through their regular newsletters.

Associate membership:

If you’re thinking about returning to work or changing your job sometime in the future, it’s worth registering as an ‘Associate Member’. You’ll be presented with this option when you register.
As an Associate Member, they won’t actively look for work on your behalf or shortlist you for flexible or part-time jobs; however you can become a Full Member whenever you’re ready. In the meantime, they’ll keep you up to date with everything that’s happening, and perhaps spark an interest in one of our future roles.

Additional features:

They have a hints and tips section with advice on topics like CV Writing Tips.

The Difference Collective

Who’s it for:

Senior communications or content experts in healthcare.

What they say:

Welcome to The Difference – a unique collective that connects you with the best people and projects in health communications. You get exceptional results through an agile, virtual model with zero traditional agency overheads.

We connect you with the best, bringing together the talents of personally recommended, senior healthcare people who are hard to access directly.

How it works:

If you’re an independent, senior communications or content expert in healthcare who wants to work flexibly then they want to hear from you. You need to complete an online application form to apply to join.

Who’s it for:

Freelancers and anyone with creative talent.

What they say:

We are a network of Makers, Doers, Fixers and Dreamers — collectively creating a better future.

Born out of a genuine passion to make the creative industries more open and diverse, founder Pip Jamieson launched the platform in 2014.

Thousands of brands use The Dots to search projects and discover creative talent. Land your dream full time or freelance job for world-leading companies.

How it works:

You can join The-Dots by signing up with Twitter, Facebook or your email address.

The Return Hub

Who’s it for:

Returners in the financial sector.

What they say:

The Return Hub places professionals who want to relaunch their careers back into work with employers in the Financial Services Sector. We also campaign to promote the benefits to employers of hiring from this hidden talent pool of women returners.

How it works:

The Return Hub specialises in the Financial Services sector. To join The Return Hub, you need to complete the form on this page.

Additional features:

They run free webinars on things like “opportunities to relaunch your career in financial services without compromise.” 

  

The Work Crowd

Who’s it for:

This is a great site to consider if you want to work as a consultant or a freelancer. They specialise in flexible PR, Communications and Marketing.

What they say:

Our innovative easy to use platform connects businesses with the best freelance talent across all disciplines of marketing communications.

How it works:

All applications are approved and vetted by their team of Community Managers to ensure that only the most talented freelancers are part of their community. They request references from all new community members before accepting them into the network.

If you have received an invitation from them, a member of their community, or would simply like to express an interest in joining, you can register today and with a few clicks you can complete your profile.

To sign up as a candidate, you need to register on the form here.

Additional features:

They have a great blog where they can read posts including Freelancer Stories.

Time etc

Who’s it for:

VAs.

What they say:

We’ll carefully match you to an experienced UK-based Virtual Assistant who’ll take care of your to-do list for a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive assistant.

How it works:

The starting rate is £11 an hour. To find out more and to apply check out this page.

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for flexible jobs.

What they say:

Many of our vacancies are part time jobs, or involve working from home. Others offer flexi-time, compressed hours, job shares or term time only hours. You’ll also find roles with employers who are genuinely open to flexible working options for full time jobs.

How it works:

You can either set up an account and save your CV and covering letter or you can apply each time and upload your CV and your covering letter.

You can also set yourself up to receive “jobs by emails” alerts.

Additional features:

They have a careers advice section.

They also have a part-time salary calculator on the homepage.

Trapeze HR

Who’s it for:

Flexible working HR professionals.

What they say:

Trapeze HR is a specialist recruitment firm connecting employers with flexible working HR professionals.

We work with progressive companies – from start-ups to established multinational businesses that recognise the talent of those who wish to work in a smarter more flexible way.  We work across all sectors and disciplines both in the UK and further afield.

How it works:

You need to register your details on their website first.

Additional features:

They have a blog with posts like “Why working flexibly boosts productivity”.

We are the City

Who’s it for:

Primarily jobs are within the Banking, Financial Services, Technology and IT, PA and secretarial markets.

What they say:

WeAreTheCity Jobs was created to encourage more talented women to pursue their career aspirations, and to connect job seekers with companies who are proactively recruiting women and supporting the development of more inclusive working environments.

The jewel in our crown is our job board where you’ll find open roles from the amazing companies and agencies that are partnering with us.  Together with these partners we’re focusing on roles in areas like finance, IT and engineering where the number of women has been particularly limited to date.

How it works:

Search for vacancies on their job board here.

Women Like Us

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for a flexible job.

What they say:

We are a multi award-winning social business that works to build a better future for women who want to carry on working after they’ve had children.

Our aim is to give women the choice to fit work around the needs of their family, without losing their value in the workplace.

How it works:

It’s part of the Timewise Group

You can find their part-time vacancies here.

Additional features:

They have a series of Advice Packs which offer practical guidance on topics like “How to write a great CV”.

Women On Boards

Who’s it for:

Anyone looking for board level roles.

What they say:

Women on Boards (WOB) exists to provide information, encouragement and connections to help women get to the top within their own company or to take on a board or committee role as a non-executive director (NED), trustee or governor. We are breaking down the barriers to entry to the boardroom and building the pipeline of board-ready women.

We work on both the supply side and the demand side, with board candidates and with those recruiting non-executive directors and trustees.

How it works:

It currently costs £130 a year to become a paid subscriber of their network. You can find out more details about it here.

This is the only way to get access to the vacancies that they list.

Work in Startups

Who’s it for:

They recruit for all sorts of roles for startups.

What they say:

Join amazing teams that will improve the world.

Search for the jobs that suit you best.

Let us send you the most suitable offers.

How it works:

Search their available jobs listed here. You can filter by part-time jobs.

Working Mums

Who’s it for:

For anyone looking for a flexible job.

What they say:

Welcome to the number #1 job and community site for working mums.

Find home based, flexible full time and part time jobs, plus ideas for working for yourself, starting a business or franchise, career advice and news & views.

How it works:

You can create an account where you save your CV and covering letter, or you can apply directly to each role.

Additional features:

They’ve got a great advice and support section with useful guides on maternity rights.

Worldwide 101

Who’s it for:

VAs, Marketing & Social Media Specialists, Project Managers, Paralegals.

What they say:

Worldwide 101’s team of talented professionals has left behind the daily commute for the advantages of working virtually. For some it’s about having a more flexible schedule, or the freedom to spend winter somewhere warm, or the variety of working with multiple clients. As a world-class business support specialist, you’ll play the rewarding role of supporting entrepreneurs, small business owners, and executives with a wide range of tasks, helping them to succeed, and freeing them up to focus on growing their business.

How it works:

You need to complete an application form. Even though on the page it lists only US States that they are hiring for. On the application form it says “We are currently accepting applications from qualified candidates in United States, Canada, and Europe.”

Additional features:

They’ve got a great advice and support section with useful guides on maternity rights.

Phew! There’s the list. Now go get ’em gorgeous mama. I sincerely hope that this list helps you find the right job for you. And if you’ve come across a job board or a flexible recruitment agency that we’ve missed, let us know. Help us create the best and most useful list for working mamas.