Civil Service Employee Policy: guide to job sharing

Information for job sharers and managers about the process for recruiting for and the practicalities of managing a partnership.



The Civil Service promotes job sharing as a flexible working option, aiming to develop as a modern workplace that embraces smarter working.

The aim of the guide is to provide information to both job sharers and managers about process for recruiting and selecting job sharers and the day to day practicalities of managing a job share arrangement. Processes may differ from department to department, depending on their own policies.

This documents includes advice on:

  • what job sharing is
  • the benefits
  • filling posts on a job sharing basis
  • changing work patterns

For more information and advice on job sharing go to the Civil Service Job Share website.

Published 10 October 2014
Last updated 30 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. New guide published January 2015
  2. Paragraphs 19 and 20 amended to give further clarification on the recruitment process.
  3. First published.