Growing numbers of high earning men are choosing to work flexibly, according to flexible jobs expert Timewise.
The organisation, which this week published its fourth Power Part Time list, said one in three of the UK’s population of high-earning part-time workers are men. There are now an estimated 680,000 people working formally part-time and earning a minimum of £40,000 FTE, of which 230,000 are men.
These proportions are not reflected across all salaries, with women taking 74% of part-time roles across the wider UK labour market. However, this year the number of men working part-time passed the one million mark, reaching 1,050,000.
In this year’s Power Part Time list, 11 of the 50 senior executives working part-time are men. They include Dixons Carphone head of social media Mark Webb, Nomura head of Credit and Capital Quantitative Research James McEwen and Thiago De Moraes, creative partner and head of innovation at advertising agency AMV BBDO.
Also represented on the list are female senior executives at Whitbread, Amazon, Google, the Metropolitan Police and Virgin Management.
Karen Mattison MBE, joint CEO of Timewise, said part-time working has reached a tipping point. “Part-time and flexible working has moved from the sidelines to the centre stage. The world of work has changed, and our list tells the story of the incredible people who are shaking up the status quo.”
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