Why Roleshare?

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How it works

Roleshare is the smart matching site for shared roles. Share the work and pay of a full-time job. Extra smarts with full-time balance at work and in life.

Step one
Build your profile
Step two
Find matches
Step three
Search and apply for roles

Find matches

Connect and combine skills, strengths, and experiences to join up for fulfilling shared roles.

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Marketing Manager at a Enterprise Tech Company
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VP Operations at a Medical Sales Company
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Regional Sales Director at a Large Bank
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Senior UI/UX designer at a Design Agency

The company greats

Companies offering shared role perks.

Source: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
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Welcome businesses

Are you a forward-thinking company open to flexible working?

Or do you offer enterprise communication, workforce management, and benefits tools or services?

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Our Mission

Our goal is to enable a sustainable workforce, where people get more from their roles, and where full-time balance in work and life is normal – regardless of the reason.

I wanted to sustain my career growth, but also wanted to be an A-player parent. Sharing a role felt like the perfect solution, but I didn't know where to find a partner. And so, we decided to launch Roleshare."
- Sophie Smallwood, Co-Founder, Roleshare

FAQ

It's like a micro team - two people share the role and pay of a full-time job. They alternate working days or weeks, have a proper handover, share tools and communications channels, and keep productivity going full time.

Bucket loads. Employees get a fulfilling career and role while having extra time back in a week. They also get a buddy that is committed to the success of the role - holding each other accountable, learning from each other, strategizing together, and encouraging each other. Employers get twice the smarts, when typically they settle for one set of skills for a role. They also get more than typical full-time coverage on the role - when one partner is away on leave, the other can keep things progressing. They also retain employees and attract new talent. See our Roleshare Guide section for the 8 Benefits of Shared Roles. And see the general benefits of flexible working from the UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

Sharing a role / job share has been around in education, hospitals, and the public sector for ages. Also, many other industries have been doing it, without knowing it. For example, a copywriter and art director at an advertising agency can in many instances stand in for each other; and shift workers that require a handover every day are in many ways sharing a role too.

2001 was when job share was at its peak with over 26% of companies offering it as a perk (Source: inc.com), today 9% of companies in the US offer it as a benefit (source: Society of Human Resources Management). Typical job share arrangements have been lucky matches between people in the same company, with the same need for flexibility, and complementary skills - not scalable. It's a perk that was ahead of its time. Today, approximately 40% of Fortune 100 top companies offer job share as a company perk, but only 0-3% of employees do it. Roleshare interviewed 26 Directors and VPs of HR about job sharing - 62% felt it is too difficult to set up, but 57% said they would use a service that helps set it up. To scale and sustain such a flexible arrangement, companies need the support of HR and enterprise communications technology, which did not exist in 2001. Now is the time.

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We make finding a buddy to share a role with easy. Join up now.

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