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Making Work Work – for Midlothian Women

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 Women 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 Women is run by the Making Work Work team, who have already helped almost 200 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 2024. 

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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 2024, women on the programme will: 

Build confidence to help you move into or progress in work

Strengthen your networks with likeminded women

Learn about part-time & flexible working opportunities

Develop skills & your ability to identify positive working cultures

Snazz up your CV

Eligibility criteria for Jan-March 2024 is as follows:

  • Applicants need to have had a career break of 6 months or more for any reason - currently or in the past

  • Applicants must be living in the Midlothian Council area

  • Applicants need to be mothers and meet certain criteria - please see the application for full details

Applications Closed

Applications for Making Work Work for Midlothian Women are now closed!


Please utilise our free resources and keep an eye on our social channels for updates.

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

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