You can work under your contract of service for the employer paying you SMP for up to 10 days during your MPP without losing any SMP . These special days are known as KIT days.
Can you work a 2nd job while on maternity leave?
The general rule is, if you work for another employer (who is not liable to pay you statutory maternity pay) whilst on maternity leave, you lose your entitlement to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) for the week in which you work and for the remainder of your maternity pay period.
Can I work my second job while on maternity leave UK?
Working for a second employer If you work for a second employer while you are on maternity leave, but before the birth of your baby, your SMP will also not be stopped. You should tell the employer paying you SMP/SAP/ShPP of any work you do for another employer.
Can I get a part time job while on maternity leave?
Your employer cannot force or demand that you work at any point during your maternity leave and KiT days must be by agreement between you and the employer, which should be reached in advance of you doing the work.