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Looking for a job share? Try this thread

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by John Howson, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Recently, one of my questioners asked how to find a job share partner. This set me thinking: is there a means of bringing together teachers who want to work part-time, but on their terms rather than a school's? That was how the notion of this thread came into being.

    There have been various articles about job share teachers and there have even been job sharing heads. Here are the links:

    Juggling teaching and parenting: Job sharing man[/URL]
    The Conversation - Co-headship[/URL]
    Work-life balance - Less is more[/URL]
    Tale of Two Misses[/URL]



    How will this thread help? If you are looking for a job share partner or buddy, post what you are looking for, and preface it with whether you are seeking or offering such as:



    SEEKING: Primary KS2, who is willing to work Monday and Tuesday in any primary school NG1-5 postcode area.

    OFFERING: NG1-5 postcode, I would be interested in a match, happy to negotiate days

    You don't need to post any other details and we recommend you don?t post an email address but use our personal messaging facility to contact each other.

    Once posters find a match, they should post that they are no longer looking. Also, please post when you find a job, to let us know.

    This is designed as a service for users of the TES web site, but TSL is doing no more than providing a place where those looking for partners can correspond with each other. We cannot offer any guarantees about compatibility.

    Good luck!
     
  2. Recently, one of my questioners asked how to find a job share partner. This set me thinking: is there a means of bringing together teachers who want to work part-time, but on their terms rather than a school's? That was how the notion of this thread came into being.

    There have been various articles about job share teachers and there have even been job sharing heads. Here are the links:

    Juggling teaching and parenting: Job sharing man[/URL]
    The Conversation - Co-headship[/URL]
    Work-life balance - Less is more[/URL]
    Tale of Two Misses[/URL]



    How will this thread help? If you are looking for a job share partner or buddy, post what you are looking for, and preface it with whether you are seeking or offering such as:



    SEEKING: Primary KS2, who is willing to work Monday and Tuesday in any primary school NG1-5 postcode area.

    OFFERING: NG1-5 postcode, I would be interested in a match, happy to negotiate days

    You don't need to post any other details and we recommend you don?t post an email address but use our personal messaging facility to contact each other.

    Once posters find a match, they should post that they are no longer looking. Also, please post when you find a job, to let us know.

    This is designed as a service for users of the TES web site, but TSL is doing no more than providing a place where those looking for partners can correspond with each other. We cannot offer any guarantees about compatibility.

    Good luck!
     


  3. Dear Kay,

    Congratulations on making your post and I wish you luck in finding either a teacher with whom you can team up with in the Sheffield area and jointly apply for a job with; or, alternatively, someone who has a job already and wants to share the hours. You were right to advertise what you can OFFER - in (ie your skills and time). If this is the right match for anyone reading this thread, we recommend they contact you offline via the TES Connect personal messaging service.

    The success of this thread and job share proposition really depends on enough people reading it and so bringing potential job sharers together so that they can negotiate offline. So please spread the word!!

    Good luck.






     
  4. What a good idea!



    Offering; KS2 jobsahre in North Dorset area. I am prepared to do anything between 0.2 and 0.6. My strengths are maths, literacy, science, can also be persuaded to do music. Have worked in job share situations before.
     
  5. What a great idea. Am not offering at present but will keep the thread in my hotlist


     
  6. SEEKING: Part-time work (ideally 3 days a week) as a Secondary School Science Teacher (specialism in Biology and Chemistry) in East Midlands, living in Nottingham. Days and hours flexible. To start in September 2009.

    CV and cover letter available on request.
     
  7. Offering: Reception to year three. Days negotiable. From .5 to .7. Am based ijn the east devon area. Therefore can travel to tiverton, Exeter, Teignmouth and surrounding areas.
     
  8. SEEKING 2 DAYS IN A LANCASHIRE SECONDARY SCHOOL. ANY DAYS. MUSIC SPECIALIST BUT HAVE ALSO TAUGHT DRAMA, DANCE, R.E., GEOGRAPHY, EAL & FRENCH!
     
  9. SEEKING from September 09 0.4-0.6 Secondary Senior Management Post in the Brighton area.I have 7 years experience as an AH. CV available on request.
     
  10. OFFERING: Secondary Science Job Share, 2 (or 3) days per week. I'm based in Belper, Derbyshire. Physics and Chemistry specialism. To start Sept 09 or sooner.
     
  11. I'M SEEKING:- between 0.5 and 0.8fte - DESIGN TECHNOLOGY IN EAST LANCASHIRE.
    15 YEARS DT EXPERIENCE (7 YEARS AS SUBJECT LEADER) -
    KS3 DT & FOOD, KS4 GRAPHICS & RM, KS5 PRODUCT DESIGN.
    I'm available from Sepember 2009, (though could be June if wanted sooner)
     
  12. Hi Saha,
    I did exactly this last year - I decided to go part time in order to do some voluntary work etc... I work in a primary school, so it might be different in secondary, but I raised it with my head teacher around this time last year, saying I was wondering if it might be possible. She said yes, but she'd rather know sooner rather than later, and I would have to be willing to do PPA cover instead of class share to fit in with school situation etc...
    So I wrote a letter to the governers citing some of the reasons I wanted to drop my hours (highlighting the need work-life balance might be a good one if your school seems reluctant), and they agreed.
    I get the impression that they have to have a good reason for denying your request. Having said that, a friend of mine who's a secondary teacher was denied his request to drop his hours. His school said their kids needed the stabilty of full time teachers. I would have challenged them if I was him, but I'm not and he didn't!
    The request to go part time if you don't have family commitments seems to confuse some people - several members of staff asked me if I was pregnant! They were all supportive of my decision, I think several teachers would do the same if they felt they could manage financially!
    I hope this helps.
     
  13. Thank you so much for your reply. I work in a primary school as well and am completing my NQT year at the moment but really want to develop more skills which I don't feel I have the time for with this job! I was abit worried to put it through, but you've answered every doubt I had! Many thanks.
     
  14. topcat75

    topcat75 New commenter

    hi there!
    OFFERED: primary teacher willing to work up to two days per week in KENT - Canterbury or ME areas.
    thanks
     
  15. Hello
    I'm seeking job share/ part time primary teaching in Essex area from September 2009, ideally KS1 or lower KS 2. I'm able to work on Thursdays and Fridays.

    Thank you.

     
  16. I am OFFERING KS2 any year, I would like to do a 0.6 ish share with someone. I can do any day except fridays as my childminder doesn't work Fridays. I am in SHROPSHIRE, more specifically Telford.
    I'm available from September 2009.
     
  17. PlymouthMaid

    PlymouthMaid Occasional commenter

    Seeking - Plymouth area (up to 10 miles radius) - KS2 1-3 days a week. Strengths = ICT, Literacy, Art
     
  18. Hi all
    Seeking 1-4 days a week Plymouth and surrounding areas.
    Curriculum strengths ae Literacy( especially Drama) music and ICT.
    Good luck to all.
     
  19. Sorry, forgot to say either key stage but specialism is KS2.
     
  20. SEEKING: EYFS/KS1 partner to work 2 days a week in the east berkshire/south bucks area
     

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