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My HR Knowledge Bank

Welcome to My HR Knowledge Bank.  You will find frequently asked questions on all current HR Policies and procedures, links to all policies, useful forms, guidelines and toolkits.

JOB SHARE

Can two people in the same team but in different jobs request to be put in a job share and the resultant vacancy advertised?

No it's not as simple as that, as both have individual contracts and are in different posts, each role will have to be looked at to determine whether or not it is suitable for job share.

Once this has been determined then any job share post agreed would have to be advertised in line with the process in the Job Share Policy to allow equality of opportunity for all employees who may wish to apply in line with the Recruitment and Selection Procedures.

The Council's Job Share Policy and Recruitment and Selection Procedures can be accessed here.

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How does working in a job share post affect sick pay and holiday entitlement?

These will be calculated on an individual basis and applied pro rata to the hours worked. This process is outlined in the Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time off in Lieu Policy.

The Council's Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time off in Lieu Policy can be accessed here.

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I have been in a job share post for some years now and want to go back to working full time, how can I arrange that?

You will need to apply for full time posts; the Job Share Policy does not allow an automatic right to revert back to full time when you are in a job share post.

Details of the Council's Job Share Policy can be accessed here.

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I have just applied for my post to become job share but my application has been rejected. Why?

Although you are entitled to apply for your post to become a job share post the Service Director must make the decision on whether the post is suitable, taking into account the needs of the service. The Job Share Policy provides further information.

Details of the Council's Job Share Policy can be accessed here.

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I have young children and am finding it difficult to manage full time work can I change to a job share post?

There is no automatic entitlement to make a post job share as it can depend on such things as the suitability of the role and the impact on the service. Further information is available in the Job Share Policy.

You should speak to your line manager and discuss the possibilities and other options that may be available to assist you. The Right to Request Flexible Working Scheme may be applicable depending on your circumstances.

The Council's Job Share Policy and details of the Right to Request Flexible Working Scheme can be accessed here.

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If a job share post holder does not work on Mondays how will Bank Holiday entitlement be affected?

Entitlement to Bank Holidays will be on a pro rata basis; they will be calculated and added to annual leave as identified in the Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time off in Leiu Policy. The Part Time and Bank Holidays Calculation Table shows how this is calculated.

The Council's Annual Leave, Statutory Holidays and Time off in Leiu Policy can be accessed here.

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If a job share post holder only works on Monday, Tuesdays & Wednesdays how will Bank Holiday entitlement be affected?

Entitlement to Bank Holidays will be on a pro rata basis (based on the number of days worked). These will be calculated and any excess will be deducted from annual leave entitlement. The Part Time and Bank Holidays Calculation Table shows how this is calculated.

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Is there a right of appeal against a refusal to make my post job share?

No, your manager should inform you of the reasons why your application was not successful.

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The other person in my job share has left and my manager has asked that I cover the whole of the post during the recruitment process, this is really difficult for me to do can I say no?

Yes you can, your manager cannot make you work additional hours if you are unable to do so. The other half of the post should be advertised and filled but if your manager cannot fill the post you may be redeployed to an alternative suitable position. The Job Share Policy provides further information.

The Council's Job Share Policy can be accessed here.

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What happens if one part of a newly agreed job share cannot be filled after advertising?

Under the Job Share Policy if the recruitment process has been unsuccessful then the original contract and hours will continue to apply.

The Council's Job Share Policy can be accessed here.

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