Job sharing: how to make it work
Whether you're thinking about setting up a shared-working arrangement or trying to get the most out of a current job share, read our top tips about how to make job sharing work in your school.
Our associate expert Emma Turner helped us with this article.
Encourage flexible applications in your job adverts
Let applicants know that you’re open to the possibility of job shares. This can be a simple sentence, such as 'talk to us about flexible working options in this role'.
- Open up conversations about job shares from the start of the process
- Help you attract more candidates
- Attract a more diverse range of candidates
Include this in job adverts at all levels, from leadership positions to support staff. Even if you’re not specifically planning for a position to be a job share, be open to the possibility and start thinking about how you can make it work best for the specific role.
If your school has Whole School membership from The Key, take a look at our IdeaStream video on how to