Common questions

What is a 200% job share?

What is a 200% job share?

Job sharing is a form of flexible working which enables two employees to voluntarily share the responsibilities and duties of one full-time job.

What is job share arrangement?

Job sharing is a flexible work arrangement where one job is done by more than one person. It can be an option if employees want to work part-time but the job that is available needs to be worked on a full-time basis.

What happens when one person leaves a job share?

What happens when a job share partner leaves? This means that if one job share partner leaves and a replacement cannot be found to cover the remaining hours, the contract of the remaining job sharer may be terminated if no other part time post or alternative job share can be identified.

Do employers have to consider job share?

As an employer, you do not have to grant an employee a job share arrangement, especially given that this involves the cooperation and agreement of two members of staff. However, an employee is entitled to make a flexible working request where they have worked for you continuously for at least 26 weeks.

Does a job share have to be 50 50?

The split of hours between job sharers does not have to be 50/50. The total hours to be shared are determined by the staffing requirements of the job and the available budget.

How many hours is a job share?

How does Job Share Operate? Working Hours The job to be shared may or may not be full time. Normally, a job sharer would not work less than 8 hours a week, i.e. minimum of 16 hours in total.

When to seek guidance on job share arrangements?

Guidance on job share arrangements can be sought from Human Resources when a post becomes vacant, or when a request to job share is received from an existing full-time employee. All full-time posts are deemed to be potentially open to job sharing.

How does job share work at the University?

The job share partners work under a normal contract of employment and are subject to the provisions of current employment legislation. The University is committed to equality of opportunity for all its staff regardless of the number of hours worked.

What’s the best way to do job share?

Of all the flexible work options out there, a job share might be one of the least common. In effect, job sharing happens when two part-time workers split one full-time position. It can be great for employees seeking part-time employment, and also for companies, since they get two part-timers tackling the same job.

What happens when two employees share a job?

A job share occurs when two employees cooperatively share the same job. There are advantages, disadvantages, challenges, and opportunities when employees job share. As an employer, a job share can benefit both the employee and you.

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