Amy Walker joined me on a panel about parenthood and flexible working at London Screenwriters Festival, so I was only too happy to pass this message along from her – I think Media Parents is a fab idea and could really open up flexible working for everyone, not just parents. If you live in Bristol or the surrounding areas, please give Media Parents your support!
Media Parents is a jobs and social networking website for parents and others who want to work flexibly in TV. 5000 women and 750 men left TV over the last 3 years – Media Parents is hoping to stem this talent drain and keep talented people working in media.
Media Parents is currently organising a meeting : Can TVWork More Flexibly in the South West? which will take place on Tuesday
November 23rd at 6:00pm at BBC Bristol.The simple aim of this meeting is to share information on best practice of flexible working as a partial and positive solution to some of the problems we are facing in TV, as outlined by Skillset’s
recent data. We hope that the meeting will result in more media employers and freelancers being open to the idea of job sharing and flexible working, and seeing a way to make this happen.
Attendees include: representatives from BBC Bristol, Bristol Anchor Partnership, SWScreen, and employers and freelancers from across the South West and Wales. It would be great to see you there too.
If you are an employer or freelancer in the South West or Cardiff, and would like to attend this event please send an email entitled MEDIA PARENTS BRISTOL and detailing your full name and job title and any comment you would
like to make about your experience of flexible working to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be interested in coming along.
If you go, let us know!