justteachers ‘Flexi’ job share option improves teacher work-life balance and helps schools retain talent
Published: Monday July 16 2018 by Melanie Crewe
justteachers 'Flexi' job share option improves teacher work-life balance and helps schools retain talent
At justteachers we understand that throughout your teaching career, your personal circumstances may change requiring a more flexible approach from your employer towards the work that you undertake. Working part-time is an especially appealing option for teachers who have recently taken maternity or paternity leave, or those teachers approaching retirement and seeking to reduce the pressure of working full-time.
justteachers have recently and successfully launched ‘Flexi’ – a new job share option in which two teachers share a full-time role, enabling them to improve their wellbeing, and consequently assisting schools in retaining talent long-term.
Caroline Cafferty- Operations Director
Flexible working conditions, such as job shares, provide teachers with an opportunity to continue their career in teaching without forfeiting a healthy work-life balance.
Job sharing also provides teachers with an increased opportunity to work collaboratively and support each other. Work-life balance is restored and this inevitably leads to better quality of teaching.
The new justteachers flexi initiative has been received well by senior leadership teams within schools nationwide, benefitting from improved staff relations and the retention of highly motivated teachers who feel that their professional experience and expertise is well rewarded by flexible working options. To see the full details of one of our published press releases and interesting statistics, click here.