A Civil Service Guide to Job Sharing

The Civil Service is an equal opportunities employer that positively promotes all forms of flexible working, including job sharing.

We have been job-sharing together for 12 years and were incredibly proud to be the first Director General-level job-share in the Civil Service. We believe, and hope we have shown, that nearly any role can be done as a job-share.

Ruth Hannant and Polly PayneDirector Generals at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

How does job sharing differ from part-time work?

Part -time jobs can be accomplished fully within the working hours, by just one person. Job sharing is two people working collaboratively to fulfill the aims and objectives of one full-time role.

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