10 ways to make it easier to return to work after maternity

Returning to work after maternity can be difficult, particularly the longer you have taken off. You may not be returning on the same work arrangements or in the same role if you’ve had to accommodate childcare schedules. It’s likely that you might feel wary or concerned that you can’t juggle everything, or even that if you’ve forgotten how to do your job. Even if you feel prepared and are looking forward to it, you may worry that others perception of you are work are altered. When I returned to work was struck by how many people asked me if I…

4 tips for applying for flexible working

Flexible working can include a range of options to enable you to better manage your commitments while completing the duties of your job. It can include: • Working an agreed number of hours per day but with flexible start and finish times • Working at multiple locations or home working • Compressing your hours, so you can work your contracted hours over fewer days, or vary the number you work each day. • Varying the weekly hours you week, so some weeks you work more than others. • There’s also term time only working, career breaks and more. All workers…