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My ‘maternity job-share partner’ (in crime)

PART OF: The Big Three (& under)

Twins. Toddler. Tantrums. My maternity leave adventures.

Lisa, Vanessa ansd all the boys

by Lis Gallagher, FFWS co-Programme Director


Obviously I’m a big fan of the job share concept, co-running Family Friendly Working Scotland with the fabulous Nikki Slowey. As mums to a total of six young boys, a job share enables us to retain a senior role while balancing our busy family commitments. It also works well for the organisation, as together we are more productive, creative, energised, loyal and happy. When the partnership is right, I can’t champion the virtues of job sharing enough – both for organisations and individuals.

So I guess in a way it should come as no surprise that I’ve ended up with a kind of maternity leave ‘job share partner’ (in crime).

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