Strike the perfect work-life balance with Ginibee

Sep 28, 2017 ·

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Job sharing means you can have it all.

We’re in 2017 and the dilemma of having to choose between a career and a family still exists. Ugh.

But if you don’t want to leave the job you love, and crave an extra day or two a week with your children, there are ways to make it work.

Step in the idea of job sharing – the saviour of the working parent, the person who wants to fade into retirement, or simply someone who wants a portfolio career.

Job sharing, what’s that?

The idea is simple: you share a full-time role between two people who take full ownership of the job together.

You apply as a pair, you have a shared CV and interview, and you get the job as a partnership.

The Guardian’s political editors are doing it, the HR directors at Lloyds Bank, and even the Green Party leaders are all doing it.

But somehow it’s still not a mainstream option – as Ginibee founder and mother of two, Sara Horsfall, found out when she tried to cut down to three days a week.

"Job sharing was the obvious solution. But if you were someone looking for a job share, there just wasn’t anything," Sara said.

So she set it up herself, launching Ginibee last year and making it her mission "to make job sharing accessible, accepted, and the norm".

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