Power Part Timers 2018

One in four of Britain’s full-time workers say they’d prefer to work part-time hours and accept a drop in salary – if it didn’t affect their pay per hour or their career progression.

But part-time employees aren’t happy, either. According to research by flexible working experts Timewise, 77% of part-timers say they feel ‘trapped’ by their flexibility and see their careers stall at key points when they want to progress or move to a new role. This career plateau – often experienced by women in their 30s and 40s - continues to be highlighted by the gender pay gap reporting.

However, there’s a growing cohort of high-earning professionals who are proving that it’s possible to be part-time and progress your career.

There are an estimated 849,000 Britons who are working formally part-time in the higher income bracket (earning a minimum of £40,000 full-time equivalent), equally proportioned across all generations, which represents an increase of 10% in the last year alone. Of these, a third are men – with 264,000 men and 585,000 women choosing to work less than full-time in high-earning roles.

‘Data shows us that flexible working isn’t just for those in lower paid roles,’ comments Timewise co-founder and joint CEO Karen Mattison, MBE. ‘This ”work-less” movement is just as strong among senior professionals and business leaders.’

Need proof? Check out this year’s Power 50, produced by Timewise in association with MT. This list features 50 of the UK’s most senior part-time and flexible workers, across five different categories – the Power Part Timers, the Power Job-Sharers, the Power Climbers, the Power Returners, and the Power Founders. From energy and engineering to retail and research, the list is chock full of flexi role models. Read on...

The Power Part Timers 2018 A-E

The Power Part Timers 2018 A-E

These part-time powerhouses prove that quality beats quantity any day.

The Power Part Timers 2018: F-P

The Power Part Timers 2018: F-P

These part-time powerhouses prove that quality beats quantity any day.

The Power Part Timers 2018: Q-Z

The Power Part Timers 2018: Q-Z

These part-time powerhouses prove that quality beats quantity any day.

The Power Job Sharers 2018

The Power Job Sharers 2018

We recognise 18 high-flying individuals who work together in a job share or job split....

The Power Returners 2018

The Power Returners 2018

The professional superstars who have continued to climb the corporate ladder after a career break...

The Power Climbers 2018

The Power Climbers 2018

These middle managers are tipped for success, and work four days or fewer a week....

The Power Founders 2018

The Power Founders 2018

The small business founders who have used their start-up status to work flexibly.

The Flexible Employers 2018

The Flexible Employers 2018

We shine a spotlight on the organisations who are pioneering flexible hiring and flexible job...