Job share is a full-time role undertaken by two or more employees. Each employee is paid and earns leave entitlements proportionate to the part of the role they complete. They can be at the same level or paired vertically.

The NSW Government supports job share because it has so many benefits. For employees, it unlocks access to quality part-time work and career opportunities, while their days off are genuine days off. For hiring managers, it creates a larger potential pool of talent, doubles your access to skills and knowledge, provides full coverage in a role and increases team productivity.

How job share can help your agency:

  • managing a transition to retirement
  • succession planning by pairing someone experienced with someone on the way up
  • attracting a younger workforce who may want a portfolio career to pursue entrepreneurial passions
  • providing quality, stimulating roles to people who need to work part-time for any reason, such as caring or community commitments, or managing ongoing health conditions
  • providing a solution for those hard-to-fill roles where you need the a multiskilled person, for example, the programmer who is also great at networking with clients.

Designed and managed properly, almost any role can be job shared. But how do you make it successful? In consultation with experienced job sharers, we have developed a guide for leaders on how to effectively drive job share in your organisation.

For executive and senior leaders

Learn how to encourage this innovative employment arrangement across your organisation, based on the benefits it brings.