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Making Work Work – for Midlothian Mums

Are you a mum in Midlothian looking to return to work? Or have you returned to work that is below your skills, aspirations and earning potential? 

Making Work Work – for Midlothian Mums builds on the success of The Challenges Group’s award-winning programme, Making Work Work – for Women Returners, to support mums in Midlothian to get into work that works around their families, commitments and lifestyles. 

Making Work Work – for Midlothian Mums is run by the Making Work Work team, who have already helped over 150 Scottish women to transition into and towards work that works following a career break. Making Work Work programmes are managed by Lynn Houmdi, Scotland's Flex Influencer 2022. We are delighted to have successfully won funding from Midlothian Council to support Mums in Midlothian in 2023. 

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Our new programme supports mums in Midlothian looking to step back into the workplace or progress in work following a career break, and who face difficulties in finding work that fits with all the commitments and fun of life. Participation is free of charge for eligible women.  


From January – March 2023, women on the programme receive: 

  • Online peer-led group training on topics such as CVs, Applications and Interviews; Designing your ideal (work)life blend; Flexible working; Networking; Exploring and Building Confidence. 

  • Six one-to-one sessions with a professional trained mentor for support on gaining clarity, writing a CV, job searching and applications. 

  • Lifetime access to an online platform of over 200 modules on a range of work-related topics including on employment, professional skills and start-up. 

  • Access to jobs boards offering part-time and flexible work in the Lothians and remotely. 

  • Signposting to further support services and post-programme support. 

  • Admission to the Making Work Work alumni network and post-programme support, including access to exclusive MWW Masterclasses and events. 

Applications Are Closed

Applications are currently closed for this programme. If you would like to be considered for a future programme, please send us a message.


In the meantime, our resources page may be of help to you.

Eligibility criteria for the Jan-March 2023 were as follows. Please check back for future programmes: 

  • In receipt of any Early Learning and Childcare funded hours (unemployed or in work below their skills and potential with nursery-age child/ren) 

  • Aged 25 or under (unemployed or in work below their skills and potential) 

  • Unemployed parents with a disability  

For further information, please contact the team on or attend one of our free, online, no obligation info sessions.

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