May El Komy and Nerissa Steel explain why being in a job share gives them confidence they can do justice to their job and have a comfortable work/life balance.
The key to a highly effective job share partnership is communication. Here are some top tips to help job sharers get their lines of communication shipshape.
Tips from the Job Share Network about how you can divide up your working hours between yourself and your job share partner.
Tips for finding a potential job share partner, and things to think about before you embark on a job share career.
Isobel Stephen and Jacinda Humphrey job share in the Department and Business Strategy Director role in the Department for Work and Pensions. They share their golden rules on working successfully.
Emma Cole and James Burt are currently in a job share in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. They give tips on making a job share work while sharing responsibility for projects.
Wendy Barnes, former Chief Operating Officer at the Department for Energy and Climate change, talks about her experience of job sharing in the private sector. She explains what the experience taught her and gives tips on how to make a job share successful.
Beverley Adams and Tracy Armstrong have been job sharing at the Ministry of Justice since 2001. They talk about how it has helped them in their careers while still maintaining a good work-life balance.
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