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Part-time roles?

Postby villagewife » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 5:10 pm

Hello,

I am new to the forum although i have been reading it for a while. We are looking to move from the UK in the New Year as my husband's employer want him to take on a role in Singapore. I would like to carry on working, but am not sure if part-time roles exist in Singapore. I work in finance, have experience from both private and public sectors. My reason for wanting to work part-time is my three kids, the eldest being six when we come to move.

I would love to hear if it is at all realistic to try to find part-time work in Singapore, or if I should find another plan.

Thank you in advance!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 9:30 pm

Probably not realistic to work, at least initially, although you might try to team up with another person to provide full time coverage for a given role.

I think your best option would be to hook up with an organization like FOM, aidha, or American Women's Association, and first of all, do part time work for them, and second of all, develop a network of connections which might lead you into other roles. I'd judge the job boards mostly worthless for someone in your position.

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Postby beppi » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:05 pm

If you come on a Dependent's Pass (DP) you can apply for a Letter of Consent (LoC) from Ministry of Manpower (MoM) and are allowed to work on that.
Most employers don't know about this possibility, so you'd have to convince them.
Also, your permit is tied to your husband's Employment Pass (EP): If he loses his job, yours is gone, too!

It is not possible to get a permit for part-time work on your own (not tied to your husband) - only full-time is possible.
Part-time jobs are rare and badly paid, but not unheard of. You might want to volunteer instead.

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Postby villagewife » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:46 am

Thank you for coming back to me so quickly.


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