Finding a job share partner is often cited as a barrier to making job-sharing happen. But it really doesn’t have to be all that difficult. In this post, we explore who might make your great job share partner; where to find your perfect pair; when to look; and how to start a conversation, offering some questions and strategies you can use as prompts for initial conversations.
Everything you need to persuade an employer that job-sharing is a no brainer.
You’ve decided you want to job share, you’ve mapped your skills, maybe you’ve even got your job share partner all lined up. And you start checking the jobs boards (including ours I hope). But – what if you just can’t see the right role for you? What if there are loads of full-time vacancies, but none open to job-sharing?
This situation is more common that we’d like. And we’re working away, raising the profile of job-sharing - but for now, it’s not a mainstream solution. So – what next?
Happily, it’s not not a disaster – far from it! In our experience, many, many employers are open to job-sharing, once they’ve explored the benefits and practicalities. And your job is to set them out for them.