Job Sharing

Job Sharing Scheme for Teachers employed in recognised primary and post primary schools

The purpose of the Job Sharing Scheme is to assist teachers in combining work commitments and personal responsibilities/choices. A teacher may make an application to share a wholetime post on a 50:50 basis or may apply to reduce their hours to 50% of a wholetime teacher. The minimum period for a Job Sharing arrangement is one school year.

For further information, please refer to the Job Sharing Scheme contained in Circular 0054/2019 titled ”Leave Schemes for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools”.

How to Apply

A teacher must complete, on an annual basis, the Application Form at Appendix A and submit to his/her employer not later than 1st February prior to the school year in which he/she proposes to commence or (in the case of a teacher wishing to extend an existing arrangement) continue Job Sharing.  

Important Note

In response to issues raised in relation to teacher supply, the restriction of engaging in substitute teaching imposed in the Job Sharing Scheme contained in Chapter 8 (Paragraph 11.1(a)) of Circular 54/2019 will be suspended for the 2021/22 school year.  A Job Sharing teacher may now be employed to work in a substitute capacity, during the period he/she is rostered off duty.  Given the need to minimise movement between schools during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Job Sharing teacher is limited to carrying out substitute work in his/her own school. See Information Note TC 0016/2021