Meet the people benefiting from the jobs boom

Katie Barillaro
By: Katie Barillaro
Categories: Flexibility Media Working Mum

Excerpt of an article featured in the AFR on 14 June 2019.

Heather McGiddy

Executive Assistant, Abbotsford, Victoria.

Heather McGiddy, 44, wears many hats: executive assistant, start-up founder, secretary of the school council, and mother of two.

Heather McGiddy, part time executive assistant and entrepreneur. Josh Robenstone

Specialist recruiter JustMums helped land her the EA role at lighting controls company OR Technologies, which has the attraction of flexible working hours.

“As long as I meet my commitments and make the meetings I need to attend, I have the luxury of being able to manage the time myself,” she says.

“I’m a great mum but that’s only a part of who I am” — Heather McGiddy

The 15-hour-a-week role also allows McGiddy to devote some time to her start-up Kuber Village.

“Flexibility was the main factor. But I was also looking for something that provides enough challenge and responsibility. That’s the gold standard,” she says.

McGiddy took time off twice when her children – now aged 10 and eight – were younger. Returning to the workforce each time was both a necessity (“we need to eat and maintain our lifestyles”)  and a desire.

“I’m a great mum but that’s only a part of who I am. I enjoy working,” she says.

Read the whole article here.


Katie Barillaro
About Katie Barillaro
Katie joined JustMums in July 2018 as our Marketing Consultant and brings more than 20 years traditional and digital marketing experience to the team. Katie has previously worked for large recruitment brands and is a busy working mother balancing career and family.

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