The Timewise Foundation is a Community Interest Company which achieves practical outcomes for people seeking flexible work, by running Timewise Jobs, Timewise and Women Like Us. We also relentlessly promote the societal benefits of flexible hiring through research, public affairs, and media.
Across our services over the last 10 years, more than 90,000 people, predominantly mothers, have registered with us for advice or to find part-time jobs. More than 15,000 have directly accessed our careers advice and employability programmes, and we have helped over 5,300 into quality part-time work they can fit with family life.Read more about our social impact
We are delighted to have had support from the following organisations to help us pursue our social mission. If you would like to talk to us about supporting the work of the Timewise Foundation please do get in touch.
Big Lottery Fund supports our awareness raising activities with employers, to stimulate a national recruitment market for quality flexible jobs. The funding also enables us to support parents and carers into these vacancies, by providing careers advice and employability support. Most recently, these activities are delivered through our Hire Me My Way campaign, which aims to create a fairer jobs market for people who need to work part-time or flexibly.
Trust for London supports us to undertake a range of activities to increase employer awareness of the business benefits of flexible working, and to increase the volume of quality part-time vacancies in London. This has included supporting the development of the Timewise Council accreditation programme.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation supported us to stimulate quality part-time jobs in London, through a localised employer engagement programme, to help raise the living standards of low income families. Recent support has also included an innovation pilot to improve the flexible working patterns of low wage women in the social care sector.
The Government Equalities Office has supported us to research and develop insight on what women returners need, what works to support them back into the workplace, and how to scale employer action. They have also supported us to develop our Timewise Council accreditation scheme into a sustainable change programme.
The UK Commission for Skills and Employment supports us to work with the UK’s largest pet retailer, to radically redesign jobs with the aim of providing clearer routes and promotion opportunities for part-time and flexible workers, particularly women. Insight from this programme will be taken to other large retailers.
Deloitte’s Social Innovation Pioneers Programme provides Timewise with skills-based support across a range of professional services. The support helps us build partnerships with employers in order to stimulate quality flexible vacancies and so help families raise their living standards.
Nesta manages the Cabinet Office Innovation in Giving Fund which supported Women Like Us to build and launch an online career portal and mentoring programme, as part of its sharing economy initiative.
The Social Business Trust supported us to launch Timewise Jobs with professional brand identity, new technology, and an expanded team. They also gave us access to business advice and expertise that has enabled us to evolve many of our key processes and systems.
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has provided investment to help us facilitate the expansion of our commercial and trading activities, in line with our core mission to grow the quality flexible and part-time job market.
CAF Venturesome has provided us with a range of investments right from the start – initially providing working capital for our first six months, and giving us the confidence to launch Women Like Us. More recently, CAF Venturesome provided investment in the growth of Timewise Jobs.
Social Investment Business has provided financial investment in the development of our public sector provision of advice and support services through Women Like Us.