Permanent teacher engaged in a job share – updated July 2023
Under the normal terms of the job share scheme, set out in Chapter 8 of circular 54/2019, teachers participating in a job share may not substitute teach. However, this restriction has been suspended for the 2023/24 school years.
In July 2023 , the DE published Information Note TC/IN 0006/2023 which advises that the restriction on job share teachers substitute teaching will be suspended again in 2022/23.
In the coming school year, a job share teacher may be employed to work as a substitute in any school, subject to their own job share schedule, and not exceeding full-time hours. Job share teachers will be paid at their personal rate for their substitute work.
Half-time fixed-term replacement teacher
Where someone is recruited as a ‘replacement teacher’, to work with another teacher in a job share, they are employed on a specified purpose (fixed-term) contract, and are not a contracted job sharer. The replacement teacher can apply for any available hours, including substitution, in any school.
The INTO has previously advised that such teachers were limited to doing a maximum of two days per week, but Primary Payroll have advised that fixed-term part-time teachers can be paid for up to full-time hours. However, a maximum of two days per week may be recorded through the OLCS, and the school will have to arrange for manual payment of additional days directly with payroll.