Job-sharing is the sharing of a wholetime teaching post between two permanent teachers or, one permanent teacher and one or more teachers engaged to teach the remaining 11 hours in a Temporary Whole-Time, Pro-Rata Contract, or part-time capacity.

The Job Sharing Scheme derives from Department of Education and Science Circular Letter 18/98 and is the result of negotiations between teacher unions, managerial bodies and the Department.  

ASTI Information Leaflet on Job Sharing