Work and Pensions Secretary and Minister for Women Amber Rudd has announced the debut of a new site where those looking for flexible work options, such as parents, can search for openings.
The website, findajob.dwp.gov.uk has recently launched and aims to help people find more flexible working roles. It's currently collating over 50,000 job roles that are well suited for parents juggling work with childcare.
The mother of two knows first-hand the difficulties that can come with balancing career and parenting, pointing out that the new school term (when many children are attending school for the first time) can be a key time for parents to return to work.
The roles collated on the site are varied and wide-ranging, including both full-time and part-time positions. Talking to The Express about the initiative, Amber said,
After enjoying a summer of fun, kids across the country are pulling on new shoes and walking through the school gates for the first time. That feeling of waving them off on the first day is one that stays with you - as is the anxious wait to see them at the end of it.
For many, it's when kids start school that mums - and dads - look to get their careers back on track. Still wanting to put your kids first often means work comes second - it has to fit into your life and work for your family.
So finding work is important, which is why I'm making it easier.
Why am I doing this? Because I want every parent who's ready to get back to work to be able to find a job that works for them and their family.
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