So, basically, four is the limit to our perception... and therefore, that's incredibly fortunate as my portfolio career now consists of FOUR job roles!?
Yep! Earlier in the week I had another Zoom interview for the role of Administrator / Secretary for Winchcombe Sports Hall Association (see: Winchcombe Sports Hall). It is a self-employed, part-time position; I will have to register myself as such with the HMRC and invoice the Association monthly, and then organise my own tax and NI. It will be akin to being back in Australia where doing your own tax return was no great shakes, and something Paul and I did annually for the UK as landlords and all that gubbins. Anyway, the role is very flexible and, its seems, responds to demand - so the hours are estimated as approximately 10-15 hours/month in summer, and 20-25 hours/month in winter (when there are more bookings), and therefore very flexible too. The work can be done remotely apart from attending the quarterly Board meetings (although those will probably be on-line for the foreseeable future). This is absolutely perfect for me! The Bredon School job is the only one that has fixed hours - currently mornings - but there is some flexibility too, and I may be able to work four days a week as long as I cover my contractual hours (20 per week). Of course, it is term-time only too - which is fabulous. The other two [Clerk] jobs are also wfh (working from home) and, again, flexible - fitting around the organisation and attending of Board meetings. Although, as is the case for the majority nowadays, these meetings are now being conducted via Zoom. In actual fact my first Full Governing Board meeting for Temple Guiting was held this week on Tuesday 8th December (5.30pm - 7.10pm) and I finished off the minutes and pinged those off this morning.
Basically, everyone, I am optimistic that all four roles will segue together and - most importantly - will enable me to spend my afternoons in the garden or doing the things I enjoy! As I am frequently up early it will be no great issue to get a number of tasks done and dusted first thing, and I am not averse to working evenings and weekends either. You know me - I'll fit around the weather?*!