Approval to proceed
Job Sharing is open to all permanent staff who have completed a probation period of 12 months. While the initial decision review is the university has the final say in terms of authorising job-sharing posts.
- If your post is approved for job-sharing: Applications will be invited to fill the other part of your role
- If your post is not approved for job-sharing: You will receive a written explanation.
If your post is not approved, you are still free to apply to job-sharing posts elsewhere.
What happens next?
If it is agreed that your post is suitable for job sharing applications will be invited from other suitably qualified staff of the University. An assessment process will take place to select the job sharing partner. If no suitable partner can be found, your post will remain full-time and you will be advised in writing accordingly by the Head of School/Unit.
Further reading in the policy
The Job Sharing policy provides details on pay, pension, leave (including maternity) and the manner in which attendance may be split up. Options include morning /afternoon or 3-day/2-day splits.
UCD remains the main employer of the member of staff throughout the period of their participation in the job sharing scheme. The approval of the University would therefore have to be obtained for any outside employment engaged in by the job sharer.
This section contains a brief summary of a UCD policy, however, in all cases the Job Sharing Policy remains the definitive source of information on the topic.