Returning to work after starting a family can be a real challenge for many professionals. Becoming a parent is life-changing and the transition to becoming a working mum or dad can sometimes be a difficult one.
At LionHeart, we often heard from RICS professionals, especially women, that returning to work after starting a family could be one of the biggest challenges they faced in their career and sometimes meant they were dropping out of the profession altogether.
We are now offering a brand new workshop aimed at parents returning to work, after becoming the first organisation to team up with parenting charity NCT to provide this type of support. The sessions are designed to help RICS professionals, and their partners, make confident decisions to suit them and their new families.
Delivered by NCT trainers on behalf of LionHeart, the half day workshop looks at the practical, financial and emotional implications of going back to work, including legal rights, childcare options and tips on transitioning back into the workplace after extended leave.
It will also help new parents explore ways to stay emotionally healthy - such as getting the all-important work-life balance right, setting boundaries at work and “babyproofing” their relationship.
- To see upcoming workshops and book your place click here
How else can we help?
LionHeart can provide a varied range of support for parents who are returning to work, whether that’s after taking maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or after a longer career break to raise a family.
Sometimes taking time out of the workplace can affect your confidence, or maybe you need help to re-evaluate your goals now that you have new responsibilities. Our experienced support officers can offer one-to-one coaching to help.
You can find out more about our coaching in this blog by one of our support officers here.
If you need legal advice on aspects of employment law or help to understand your next steps, we can provide a free referral to our legal helpline.
Help with your CV and interview skills
Returning to work after a longer career break can feel very daunting. Our support officers have helped many people take this step back into the workplace, with tailored CV and interview support.
Workshops & webinars
As well as the Return to Work for Parents workshop, we have a range of other workshops and webinars which focus on confidence building, resilience and work-life balance.
Details and booking can be found here
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Want to find out more? Call us on 0800 009 2960.