3 OF THE BEST JOBS WITH TIME ON YOUR SIDE
1 PERSONAL WINE ADVISER
Many PWAs work flexibly, combining casual employment with other passions or family commitments. The role of a PWA is to help identify customers’ drinking preferences, and find the right wines, wine events and experiences for them. Cellarmasters head of sales Lisa Boyle says her team comes from a range of backgrounds, from newly-graduated university students to retirees looking for a new challenge. “Our wine educator and cellar director Christine Ricketts is one of the most knowledgeable women in wine in the country, and everyone from casual staff to full-time employees are trained by her,” Boyle says. “Employees get full training in wine, up to WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, which is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry. “If you love wine, sales and chatting to people, this is the perfect job for you.” The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) offers internationally-recognised qualifications in wines, spirits and sake.
2 SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
Also known as a supply teacher, these workers can choose between short or long-term contracts in a variety of school settings. They have the same day-to-day responsibilities as permanent teachers – teaching lessons, supervising students during lunch time, and assessing student performance – but have more flexibility. Substitute teachers require the same qualifications as permanent school teachers. Straight out of school, they may study a Bachelor of Education, specialising in early childhood, primary or secondary teaching. If they already have a degree in a field other than education, they may opt for a Master of Teaching.
3 PERSONAL TRAINER
Many people seeking the services of a personal trainer book sessions outside of work hours to fit in with their own careers. This means PTs often work in the early mornings, in the evenings and on weekends. They can also pick and choose the days and times they wish to take on clients. An extra 5800 jobs are forecast to be created for fitness instructors between 2018 and 2023, Federal Government figures show. A Certificate III in Fitness is required to become a gym instructor and run organised classes, such as spin or zumba. A Certificate IV in Fitness, however, allows a student to become a fullyfledged PT.
FLEXIBILITY: Rhonda Doyle juggles acting with work as a personal wine adviser.