Part time working

A part-time worker is a person who works fewer hours than the number of hours that full-time workers in the organisation are contracted to work. It often happens that an employee returning from maternity leave will ask her employer for a move from full-time working to part-time working to fit her working life around caring for her child.

Common part-time working arrangements include: working fewer days per week than full-time workers, for example three days per week; working fewer hours per day than full-time workers, for example four hours per day; and job-sharing, which is where two or more workers share one role.


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11 Nov 2019

The Living Wage has announced its new rates with the headline figure for outside London rising to £9.30, an increase of 3.33%...

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Full-time gender pay gap widens to 8.9%

29 Oct 2019

There has been a marginal increase in the gender pay gap for full-time employees over the past year, but it...

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Capita unfairly dismissed employee whose role was made full-time

16 Oct 2019

An employee who was made redundant when Capita Customer Management refused to allow her to continue working part time following...

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Consultation closes with huge support for family friendly transparency

11 Oct 2019

As the government consultation into whether employers should have to publish their family-related leave and flexible working policies comes to...

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Rail statistics prove need for flexible season tickets

4 Oct 2019

Use of season tickets is falling as commuters’ flexible working arrangements mean they are no longer good value for money.

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Flexible working in higher paid jobs trebles

17 Sep 2019

Job adverts with salaries over £60,000 are three times more likely to offer flexible working than they did three years...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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New teachers to receive £6,000 boost to attract the ‘best’

2 Sep 2019

Starting salaries for teachers will reach as much as £30,000 by the 2022-23 academic year under a range of plans announced today.

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Teacher overlooked for promotion because she worked part time

18 Jul 2019

A teacher who was overlooked for a promotion because she was working reduced hours has received a £5,000 pay out...

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Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

17 Jul 2019

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

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Social attitudes: One in three say parental leave should be shared

11 Jul 2019

A third of people believe parental leave should be shared equally, according to a major survey, while only 12% think...

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Job insecurity fuelling university staff hardship

4 Jul 2019

Seven in 10 university academics and teaching staff say their mental health has been “damaged” by working on insecure contracts,...

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Met Police to recruit part-time constables for the first time

12 Jun 2019

The Metropolitan Police has announced it will recruit part-time constables for the first time in a bid to attract more...

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Wider NHS pension reform needed to remove overtime deterrent

5 Jun 2019

Plans to offer NHS doctors more flexible pensions will need to be part of wider reforms if the government wants...

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