An rising variety of senior employees are working part-time, in line with a research by Timewise, a gaggle which campaigns for versatile working.
One in six of those that earn greater than £40,000 a yr now work fewer than 5 days per week, the research mentioned.
That represents an increase of 12% over the previous two years.
The pattern in direction of job sharing can be rising, with senior employees on the Ministry of Defence, the Guardian and Lloyds Financial institution all benefitting.
The research features a Power Part Time listing, which particulars the 50 most senior employees within the UK who work part-time.
9 of these folks work in job shares, the very best quantity thus far.
“The dramatic enhance in job shares on this yr’s Energy Half Time Checklist, presents us a glimpse into how jobs can be designed sooner or later,” mentioned Karen Mattison, one of many joint co-founders of Timewise.
“All it takes is an open minded employer who is ready to attempt one thing new in a bid to rent or maintain the most effective folks, and an progressive answer is born.”
Within the UK as an entire, eight.5 million folks work in part-time jobs, equating to at least one in 4 employees, in line with the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics.
Timewise mentioned its analysis indicated that 86% of these really needed to work part-time, to slot in with one thing else of their life, corresponding to caring for a kid or relative.
Nevertheless, those that analyse employment figures have beforehand recommended that a lot of these working part-time are doing so solely as a result of they can not discover a full-time job.
Two senior staff from Lloyds Financial institution are on Timewise’s listing for the primary time: Alix Ainsley and Charlotte Cherry are joint HR administrators on the financial institution, main a staff of 30 employees, and so they every work three days per week.
Different excessive profile part-time employees embrace Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, who’re joint leaders of the Inexperienced Social gathering, and Sarah Ellis, the pinnacle of selling technique at Sainsbury’s.