Meet The Team

Proving Flexibility Works

Cheney's three children

Cheney Hamilton

CEO & Founder

Why did you want a job with #flexappeal? :

As a mum of 2 small girls (at the time) who was literally lucky if I got to spend 20 minutes with them during the working week, setting up this company flexibly, whilst very scary and life changing both financially & emotionally, was something that I felt I needed to do to help other incredibly talented and output orientated people gain access to rewarding careers!

What type of flex works best for you?

Output based, so no constraints on when, where or how I work – 100% home based, but that is pretty much the only thing that is the ‘constant’ in how I work.

What do you love most about flexible working? :

That I get to be a ‘present’ mum and make change in our  life time for others in the same boat!

What do you hate most about flexible working? :

How misunderstood it still is as a concept, especially as we come out of Covid.

What 3 words some up Find Your Flex to you? :

Passionate, Flexible, Inclusive.

What in the working world would you consign to room 101? :

The traditional 9-5!

What is a little known fact about you? :

I won the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championship back in ’96.

How can we get in touch with you?

cheney@findyourflex.co.uk

Date Joined : 15th May 2017

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Helen Miller

Director Of Marketing

Why did you want a job with #flexappeal?

I knew that given the freedom to decide when, how and where I work I could be the best me! You could say I want the best of both worlds. I want to excel in work but my family is a priority. Being given the freedom to ‘juggle’ both my working life and home life means I get to be my best self for both purposes.

What type of flex works best for you?

Our team would describe this as Super Flex. Working when, where and how I want. It’s a trust and understanding that I will deliver the output required to do my job.

What do you love most about flexible working?

Being able to spend time with my family when it matters and when it suits us.

What do you hate most about flexible working?

The misunderstanding that flexible working means home working – it doesn’t. Flexible means different things to different people.

What 3 words sum up Find Your Flex to you?

Honesty, Equality and Freedom

What in the working world would you consign to room 101?

Badly written job descriptions, rigidity around working hours / location and dishonesty with company values and advertised job benefits.

What is a little known fact about you?

I like a bit of gardening!

How can we get in touch with you?

helen@findyourflex.co.uk

Date Joined: 15th April 2018

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Barbara Ford

Partnerships manager

Why did you want a job with #flexappeal?   

I am could not retire at 60 due to Government rules , sadly I am disabled and needed to work from home and flexibly

What type of flex works best for you? 

Working from home

What do you love most about flexible working?

I can see my grandchildren & family more regularly , hugely important to me x

What do you hate most about flexible working? 

I am a people person so I do miss the crazy mad banter of the office

What 3 words some up Find Your Flex to you?  

Progressive , Adjustable , Work-Life Balance

What in the working world would you consign to room 101? 

All the chiefs !!  

What is a little known fact about you?  

I am really 35 !! Fruitcake is my nickname !!  

How can we get in touch with you? 

barbara@findyourflex.co.uk

Date Joined: September 2019

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Lindsey Milner

Head content& partnerships

Why did you want a job with #flexappeal?:

I worked full-time until I turned 36. I was no longer enjoying the career I’d been in and wanted to find more time to do things I feel passionate about.

When I became a Mum, I realised I’d never be able to work within the traditional (and outdated) confines of the 9-5 again.

The school day finishes at 3.00 PM people!

What type of flex works best for you?

Output based. As long as I deliver against my targets and goals, it shouldn’t matter how many hours it takes.

What do you love most about flexible working?

I can still spend time with my children in the week  and take my daughter to her ballet lessons. I also get to do a job I love with an amazing team. Being able to work when I want from anywhere, allows me to flex my week depending on what’s going on in my family life. 

My family don’t have to bend to fit my job … and that’s the way it should be.

What do you hate most about flexible working?

It’s still seen as second rate to the “Permanent – Full time” or but why?

You can still be a valuable and highly engaged employee, without being in an office with rigid hours. In fact I’d say you’re more likely to be engaged and of value, if you’re working flexibly.

Variety is the spice of life 😊

What 3 words some up Find Your Flex to you?

Flexible, Truthful and Inspiring

What in the working world would you consign to room 101?

Business-attire, the traditional 9-5, the words ‘professional’ ………oh and really, really long lists of requirements a candidate is meant to meet to be deemed worthy of an interview. Mixing roles to reduce hiring costs. Since when was ‘Adobe proficiency’ ‘an essential’ if you are a Copywriter by trade? 

What is a little known fact about you?:

I was an extra in a film made for Granada TV aged 10 with the beautiful Peter O’Toole (RIP).

How can we get in touch with you?

lindsey@findyourflex.co.uk

Date Joined: January 2021

Jess Wicks (Ross)

Jess Wicks (Ross)

marketing

Jess is a freelance marketer and copywriter with 10 years of experience specialising in Digital Marketing, Branding, PR and Recruitment. She previously worked with brands such as Lush Cosmetics, Hotel Chocolat and Thomas Cook.

Not content with bingeing on Netflix for 3 months, she took the plunge as self-employed in May 2020 after being furloughed during the Covid-19 pandemic. She launched her business, Jessica Ross, using her soon-to-be-married surname, ensuring her fiance has nowhere to run!

Jess is passionate about remote and flexible working and champions all businesses that offer this to their employees as standard. With a background in recruitment, she understands the importance of companies offering this as part of their business culture and not just as an added perk alongside “free parking”.

Jess supports our marketing team with content management and social media to help promote the Find Your Flex message far and wide!

Connect with Jess on Linkedin

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Matthew Toale

marketing APPRENTICE

At 21, Matthew achieved his degree in Creative Writing. After leaving university he spent years in retail while trying to secure a role in Marketing. 

Despite gearing all his qualifications towards the industry, one obstacle that continually prevented him from gaining a Marketing role was the paradoxical wheel of experience.

To overcome this, he applied for a Marketing apprenticeship with Find Your Flex to develop his knowledge and skills while putting his Creative Writing abilities to good use for a business who’s mission he believes in.

Matthew is passionate about incorporating Flexible Working as an essential aspect of employment. He has seen first-hand how companies use “fully flexible” requirements to capitalise on the need for employment at the expense of having a life outside of work. 

Matthew is proud and excited to be analysing data and producing content that will aid in businesses creating a more inclusive, diverse and flexible working environment. 

Matthew loves reading, writing and gaming in his spare time, that is when his dog Leo isn’t looking for attention.

Connect with Matthew on Linkedin

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Kristina Mich

Team Administrator

Why did you want a job with #flexappeal? 

Becoming a Mother introduced me to a whole new world of priorities. 

My new child and family became my very first priority naturally, but then I started missing the woman I was before Motherhood, so then the journey began. Looking for a career that gave me the flexibility to still be there for my family and embrace my strong work ethics felt like an impossible dream.

When I came across FIND YOUR FLEX, I just knew I HAD to be one of the building blocks. 

I had to be a part of the fibre that unites a flexible and gracious work life balance.

What type of flex works best for you?

The best type of Flex is the type I can work from home, sip on my coffee and get through my Work Flow without having to worry if I won’t be able to pick up my son on time from school.

What do you love most about flexible working?

The thing I love most about flexible working is, I don’t have to waste 1.5 hours to travel to work, and 1.5 hours to travel back home.

I get more work done in this type of environment because there are no constant interruptions.

What do you hate most about flexible working?

Nothing. It truly works for me and my family.

What 3 words some up Find Your Flex to you?

Ethical, Honest, Dignified.

What in the working world would you consign to room 101?

Micro Management, 12 hour days and working 6 days a week.

What is a little known fact about you?: 

I’m originally a qualified Jeweller. I eventually found my passion was in helping people this lead me to coaching staff and administration to support the team.

How can we get in touch with you?

admin@findyourflex.co.uk

Date Joined: June 2021

Our Brilliant PR Team

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Fiona Ratic

pr executive

Why did you want a job with #flexappeal?

I wanted a job with a moral compass, you know the one that lives by it’s ethos, so many say they do yet don’t actually deliver. I’ve been following #flexappeal via MummyJobs since inception and thought what a great way of working.

What type of flex works best for you?

I like being able to do the work when I can, so fitting around school pick-up/drop-off and occasionally when I’m awake early to start early and get stuck in, often before my small people wake up! I can get a lot done 😃

What do you love most about flexible working? 

I love that life works alongside my work.  That it isn’t dictated to have to put my children in pre and post childcare in order to bring in an income (and therefore ultimately spend a lot of it on childcare).

What do you hate most about flexible working?

Hate? That’s not even in my vocabulary…what I dislike is that businesses assume what flexible Working means that it’s “hybrid working” or put everyone on 4 day working weeks or, expecting you to work less and give the same output you did doing 38hrs, for example. So they term flexible with a mod that is actual rigid and applied to all.

What 3 words sum up Find Your Flex to you?

Friendly Yet Focussed 😉👌🏼 Focussed Yet Fearless, future-facing, team-orientated.  Do I have to only pick 3?!! 

What in the working world would you consign to room 101?
That flexible Working is only for parents! It should be for all; so long as the work is being done and to the standard required why not have an IT person remotely working? I came across an ethical hacker who would work early hours and produce his best work whilst we were all sleeping, if the job can be done flexibly, why wouldn’t you suit the employee so that the output is focussed upon? Not some archaic assumption that all work needs to be 9-5?

What is a little known fact about you?
I am a submariner; we dived down to the bottom of the sea in a submarine in Barbados and saw turtles swimming by, that were really inquisitive.  Although, I much preferred swimming with them at the local beach to our hotel – amazing experience!

How can we get in touch with you? 

PR@findyourflex.co.uk

Date Joined: May 2021

Our Fantastic Editorial Team

Susha Chandrasekhar

Susha Chandrasekhar

FIND YOUR FLEX

Susha is a strong supporter of better workplaces and lifestyles via flexible working and inclusion. She has written for magazines, Thrive Global and the specialist business press on these topics and has been quoted on flex and diversity in the media.

As a past Chair of the Association of Women Solicitors representing 70,000 women lawyers and as a trustee of national inclusion charities, she has engaged with matters relating to flexibility and has undertaken award-winning diversity initiatives.

Susha also has extensive experience in law, government and policy, and has advised on employment practices. Prior to this she worked at an international law firm, as a university lecturer and as a researcher. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Susha has been a flexible employee for many years and has mentored other flex workers. Her variable pattern has included full-time, part-time, compressed/staggered hours and from home, all of which have allowed her to undertake carer responsibilities and charity activities. Having taken parental leave and sabbaticals to live abroad, Susha is aware of the issues surrounding a return to work after a break. She is currently based in Helsinki.

Connect with Susha on Linkedin

John Adams

John Adams

daddy jobs

Back in 2011, John Adams and his wife, Gill, took an unusual decision. Gill would work full-time and John would be the main carer to their two daughters, Helen and Izzy. John started blogging about his experiences at Dadbloguk.com. In so doing, he accidentally launched a career as a blogger and social media influencer!

Several years later and with both children now at school, John runs the blog as a business and fits it around his family commitments, producing content focused on fatherhood, family life, parenting and flexible working.

Dadbloguk.com has won numerous awards, most recently Best Dad Blog at the 2019 Online Influence Awards.

John, who has a background in journalism and public relations, is also well-known as a LinkedIn Changemaker, campaigning to make flexible working more widely available to mums, dads and carers.

In his spare time, John can often be found out in the countryside taking photographs. He is also very into keeping fit and, by his own admission, has a dreadful taste in music with a particular fondness of obscure, heavy rock.

Connect with John on Linkedin

Rebecca Amin

Rebecca Amin

MummyJobs

Rebecca is a mum of two young boys, based in Epsom, Surrey.

Having returned to work after her second maternity leave, Rebecca found herself, unexpectedly, feeling unhappy and disengaged in her career.

Rebecca, the founder of Rebecca Amin Coaching, now works as an accredited Career Coach, her mission being to support as many mums as possible experiencing a similar situation. Helping those who feel stuck or unhappy in their careers, get the clarity they need to stop going round in circles. Put simply – so they can be the happy working parent they deserve to be.

Prior to becoming a Career Coach, Rebecca had an 18-year corporate career across Recruitment, HR and Project Management, working in London and Singapore. Rebecca also runs a Facebook Group Career Happy Mums sharing advice and tips on how to be career happy as well as serving as a supportive platform in all things relating to being a working mum.

Life is busy with a five and seven year old, but in her spare time Rebecca likes to keep fit(ish), travel (when possible) and of course kick back and socialise.

Connect with Rebecca on Linkedin

Jenna Maxwell

Jenna Maxwell

Jobs.Find Your Flex

Jenna Maxwell is a freelance lifestyle journalist living in Edinburgh.

She has written for publications such as The Telegraph, Buzzfeed, Closer Magazine, The Sun, The Daily Record and Scotland Magazine.

As a mother to a small child, Jenna knows exactly what like-minded parents want to read when it comes to flexible working. 

Connect with Jenna on Linkedin

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