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Jobs & Careers magazine | February 23, 2017

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Is there a solution to the summer holiday childcare challenge?

May 15, 2015 |

The election has seen the political parties vying for who can offer the best deal on childcare. But most of the policies have focused on early years childcare when many parents find the school years more of a challenge – … Read More

Volunteering: a step in the right direction

July 31, 2012 |

Volunteering can provide a great route into work, letting you dip your toe into the kind of career you might be interested in, or simply helping you to build up your skills and experience.

Most volunteer placements are unpaid (some … Read More

A change in the air: moving from income support to jobseeker’s allowance

May 23, 2012 |

If you’re a single parent, your youngest child is aged five or six and you’re not currently in work, you’ve probably received a letter recently telling you your entitlement to income support is going to end. This change came into … Read More

Get the spring back in your step

April 25, 2012 |

As the days get longer, the nights lighter and the air gets that wonderful hint of sunshine back into it, many of us start thinking about trying out new ventures or dusting off the goals for the new year that … Read More

Top tips for single dads: juggling work and family

March 12, 2012 |

Becoming a single dad is a life-changing event and can feel pretty overwhelming sometimes, especially if you’re balancing working life with family life. Planning how you are going to juggle the two responsibilities can be difficult and you might find … Read More

Study and money for single parents

February 15, 2012 |

The job market is undeniably competitive and we all want to give ourselves the greatest chance of securing the best employment for ourselves and our families. Starting a course – whether at school sixth form, college or university – is … Read More

For 2012, it’s all about the confidence…

January 6, 2012 |

Step away from the leftover turkey, disentangle the kids from the fairy lights, take off the party hat and… relax. You’ve done it. Christmas is over.

If you’re feeling a little flat after all the festivities, don’t forget that we’re … Read More

Working for yourself – having it all or having a breakdown? A few ‘Working from Home’ Truths

November 29, 2011 |

Combining motherhood (or indeed parenthood as more and more Dads are considering the flexible working model!) and maintaining a career can be a very tricky business. You’re sometimes damned if you do and damned if you don’t and in my … Read More

Work, childcare and you…

November 28, 2011 |

Finding the right childcare is vital for your child and your peace of mind as you return to work. We look at your choices.

After a career break, you’re now set to go back to work. You’ve sorted out … Read More

Advice for single parents

November 9, 2011 | 1

It’s that time of year when the kids are settled back in school, there’s a crisp autumnal nip in the air, and you may be thinking about how best to find your perfect(ish) job. If you’re a single parent who … Read More