About Us

Mothers & Careers – flexible jobs for ambitious women

Mothers & Careers is a job site and job board specialising in flexible full time and part time jobs for ambitious, career-driven women. It is open to anyone to search and apply for jobs, however the website is aimed at mothers who are struggling to juggle family life and careers. We would like to help mothers get the life-balance they are looking for, whether that is a a full time job with flexible working hours or location, a role working from home, a part time job or a job share role. We are also trying to encourage women who are looking to get back to work after maternity leave or an extended career break to go for the jobs they really want or to try a Returners Programme.

We work with leading businesses and growing startups that value gender diversity and that have excellent work-life policies. The jobs they advertise are either full time jobs with flexible hours or location (or working from home one or two days), or they are flexible part time jobs, job share roles and anything in-between. Businesses that advertise full time jobs will have to be able to have a conversation with the job candidate about how to introduce an element of flexibility into the role – whether that means in terms of working hours or location.

Our job seekers are ambitious, well-educated women with impressive career backgrounds in financial services, banking, management consulting, auditing, legal professions, creative industries and technology startups. They are looking for work that pays well, is challenging and interesting, in a work-environment that supports work-life balance and family life.

We also provide inspirational views and stories, news about maternity leave, flexible working regulation, your rights at work during pregnancy and anything else that is useful to pregnant women and new mothers.

According to the Institute of Leadership & Management,  women continue to be under-represented at senior levels across UK plc, particularly in the UK banking sector. Their research claims that barriers to progression for women are due to women opting out due to family commitments, lack of flexible working, lack of female role models and attitudes and culture in organisations. Many highly talented women are currently discouraged from reaching senior levels. We believe that if more job opportunities offered some level of flexibility then the industry would be able to prevent women leaving or ensure they return after a career break. We believe you should not have to choose between a happy family life and a successful career. It is all about finding the right job for you at this stage in your life.

Our mission is this: make flexible jobs more visible to ambitious female job seekers.

 

 

Anette Beelaerts van Blokland – Founder of Mothers & Careers Ltd

Mothers & Careers was launched in 2017 when Anette discovered that it is difficult for new mothers to find useful and relevant information on how to juggle careers and family life. She realised there was a gap in the market for jobs offering flexibility, particularly in the financial services industry.

Anette has spent 10 years working in the City of London. She started her career in various commercial and operational roles in the shipping (maritime) industry. She then did a brief stint in foreign affairs at the Royal Norwegian Embassy before she embarked on a career in financial services and government relations. She has worked as a public policy advocate for Association for Financial Markets in Europe, public affairs manager for Nationwide and as a regulatory affairs manager for Standard Chartered Bank. Anette has a MSc in International Business Management.

Anette lives in London with her husband and 1 year old son.

Contact Anette – email: anettebvb@mothersandcareers.com

MOTHERS & CAREERS LTD is registered in the UK, company number 10986709