Top 10 Flexible Jobs For Mums and Dads

Top 10 flexible jobs for mums and dads will show you how to change the way you work. In today's society, more and more mums and dads are doing superhuman tasks of simultaneously raising young kids and working outside the home. We all know what a tightrope this is, and how impossible it seems to create a workable balance between the two. This is why it was important for The Relationship Blog to come up with the best, most enjoyable, flexible jobs for mums and dads. Take your pick from below.


Top 10 flexible jobs for mums and dads

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Flexible job number 10 - Driving Instructor
Train: Train within a year to become a fully-fledged instructor. It will cost about £3,000, but you'll be making this within your first four months of working - not a bad investment.
Qualifications: You do not need a degree, just an aptitude to learn. You do however, need to have had a driving licence for at least three and a half years with no major traffic offences in the last five years.
Earnings: between £700 to 900 per week (30 hours)
Flexible Working hours for mums and dads: Very high

Flexible job number 9 - Florist
Train: If you're creative, this is the perfect job for you. You can train in as little as 6 months. However, if you want to run your own business, you can study for a further 6-12 months. Cost of this course is no more than £1,000.
Qualifications: Good with people and creative.
Earnings: It varies greatly what you can earn. If you're employed, you can expect to make about £20,000 per year. If you own your own business, your earnings are up to you.
Flexible Working hours for mums and dads: Very high

Flexible job number 8 - Legal secretary
Train: In the UK it costs about £1,000 to train if you have no previous relevant experience, less if you do. It takes three months.
Qualifications: You don't need a degree, just good passes in two or more GCSE subjects.
Earnings: up to £40,000 per year.
Flexible Working hours for mums and dads: Very high, not to mention, this is a prestigious position.

Flexible job number 7 - Registrar
Train: Train on the job.
Qualifications: An acceptable standard of education, but no degree is necessary.
Earnings: £16 - 24k a year.
Flexible Working hours for mums and dads: Medium. However, you're going to be working in a very respected profession.

Flexible job number 6 - Private Investigator
Train: Train in your own time. You can take one to six months depending on how much time you have to spare. It costs no more than £400.
Qualifications: An adventurous spirit.
Earnings: up to £150 per hour.
Flexible working hours for mums and dads: High, although you may have to work some early/late hours.

Flexible job number 5 - Wedding planner
Train: 2 months in an Events Management Training course. It will set you back about £1,000.
Qualifications: You don't need a degree, just a love for life and fun things.
Earnings: Expect to earn between £20-40k annually, depending on how many hours you put in.
Flexible working hours for mums and dads: High to medium. You may have to work at weekends.

Flexible job number 4 - Shiatsu practitioner
Train: Train in as little as one week. Expect to pay about £400, but you'll make that back on your first day at work. You can also train for higher qualifications which allows you to work on a wider range of patients and earn more.
Qualifications: An open mind to learn new things -  no degree.
Earnings: £400 every day you work.
Flexible working hours for mums and dads: Very high. Work when you want.

Flexible job number 3 - Air traffic controller
Train: It takes one year to train, then another on the job before you're a full-fledged Air Traffic Controller. The good thing is that you're paid to train. You can make about £10k as a trainee.
Qualifications: You don't need a degree, but you need to have at least 5 GCSEs subjects, grade C and above.
Earnings: This is a well-paid and important post. At the end of your training, you'll make £45k+ annually. As you become more experienced, you can earn as much as £80k
Flexible working hours for mums and dads: Medium. And you can obviously only work from airports.


Flexible job number 2 - Teacher
Train: It takes about a year to train, but all of it is done on the job. Training is also paid, so it costs you nothing. Various job-share teaching positions are available in the UK.
Qualifications: You need a degree if you want to teach primary school.
Earnings: New teacher - £20-25k. Experienced teacher - 33-40k.
Flexible Working hours for mums and dads: High - with lots of fun and mind stimulation.


Flexible job number 1 - Website developer
Train: There are several good distance learning courses for this job, with recognised certificates at the end of each one. You can expect to be in training for between one to two years, depending on what your speciality is. The course can cost up to £3,000, but check out the earnings below.
Qualifications: No specialised qualifications needed. You have to be willing to learn new things.
Earnings: £20 - 50k
Flexible Working hours for mums and dads: Very high. Work from your living room.

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13 comments:

Judy Sheldon-Walker November 30, 2010 at 2:25 AM  

Am I too old to train for a new career? :-)

Anne Lyken-Garner November 30, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

Judy, I don't think so at all:-)

myletterstoemily December 1, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

with all of us neophyte bloggers, a web
designer must be in high demand!

Anonymous December 1, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

RJ EVans December 1, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

Some great jobs there, including mine - teaching.... which I never thought as very flexible but....

What about blogger, though? I thought you would have put that on your list!! :-)

Anne Lyken-Garner December 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

RJ, I suppose blogger could be there, but we don't earn that much, do we? I wanted to include jobs which give you a steady and secure earning.
Teaching can be job shared, as you know. Some of my kids teachers do one or two days a week.

Keats The Sunshine Girl December 2, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

I think I'll go for the teaching job. Though I was trained as a nurse/midwife, People put me that muld and I think I'm fine there too:)

***Icy BC December 2, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

Great list of jobs, Anne! These are all doable for those that looking for a way to bring in a steady income!

DoanLegacy December 2, 2010 at 3:36 PM  

I've heard of medical and legal transcript jobs also. Your list is a wonderful resources..

Self Sagacity December 12, 2010 at 12:33 AM  

I did a list like this when I first started SS. It would be interesting to know if the Us pays comparable, I should pull it up to see. The last two jobs are definitely desirable if you can find the work.

Harleena Singh July 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM  

Nice collection of jobs Anne!

This list is truly going to help many moms and dads who have to juggle between their family life and earn a living as well.

I guess having a flexible job at hand makes a lot of difference to the quality time you are able to devote to your family and kids.

Speaking of myself, I left my full time fixed job for a flexible one of being a freelance writer so that I could be more with my kids and look after my family as well.

At the end of the day that's what we all want isn't it?

Thanks for sharing. :)

Harleena Singh July 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM  

Nice collection of jobs Anne!

This list is truly going to help many moms and dads who have to juggle between their family life and earn a living as well.

I guess having a flexible job at hand makes a lot of difference to the quality time you are able to devote to your family and kids.

Speaking of myself, I left my full time fixed job for a flexible one of being a freelance writer so that I could be more with my kids and look after my family as well.

At the end of the day that's what we all want isn't it?

Thanks for sharing. :)

Anne Lyken-Garner July 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM  

Thanks, Leena. I did the same as you. Our kids are so precious. I couldn't bear the thought of them having to grow up without at least one of their parents there most of the time. They grow up so fast, don't they? In a few years they won't need me as much.

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Anne Lyken-Garner is a published author, editor and freelance writer. Her specialities include relationships and confidence building. You can find her inspirational memoir here.
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