Job Sharer Employment Agreement Template

Job Share Employment Contract


The Job Share Employment Contract provides for a structured form of part time working, where two people share one job. The duties of the job are split, and the hours, pay and benefits of the full-time job are divided in direct proportion to the number of hours that each job-sharer works. This contract is designed for simplicity’s sake on the basis of a 50/50 split in the burden of the work and includes time when both workers will ‘overlap’ in order to assure continuity in the office.

This employment contract has a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant data processing clause. After 25 May 2018, employers must use this clause, as employers will not be able to rely on the existing generic consent clauses.

Job Sharing has become increasingly popular as a form of part time or flexible working as it grants flexibility to the employees concerned and also to the Company, especially if there is some overlap of the job-sharer’s hours built in during very busy periods.

This contract contains an important clause which clarifies what will happen if one job share partner decides to leave or is transferred within the Company. It ensures that the employer has maximum flexibility in handling such a situation.

Employers should always discuss this possibility with Job Sharers before any Job Share agreement is entered into

The Pensions Act 2014 introduced a new state pension for people reaching state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, replacing the previous basic state pension and additional state pension and ending contracting out for defined-benefit schemes. This employment contract has been updated accordingly with the removal of the clause referring to the contracting out certificate.

This contract complies with the Employment Rights Act 1996, Working Time Regulations 1998, the Employment Act 2002, and includes the following sections:

1. General
2. Scope
3. Duties and Job Title
4. Date of Commencement/Date of Continuous Employment
5. Hours of Work
6. Place of Work
7. Remuneration
8. Collective Agreements
9. Holidays
10. Sickness Absence
11. Maternity and Paternity Rights
12. Pension
13. Other Work
14. Non-Compulsory Retirement
15. Mobility
16. Grievance Procedure
17. Disciplinary Procedure
18. Staff Handbook and Employment Policies
19. Termination of Employment
20. Data Protection
21. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
22. Severability
23. Governing Law

This Job Share Employment Contract is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

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