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When considering where to advertise your vacancy the first question that you need to ask yourself is who are you targeting and where would they be likely to find your vacancy.

Local Press

For all DCC vacancies any local press advert will appear as a composite advert.  A composite advert contains more than one vacancy going into a particular press and can come from any department within Devon County Council.  This is done to keep the costs as low as possible.  Costs vary greatly but an analysis over the last 12 months has shown that the average cost of a single vacancy for local press is £600.

Digital Media

There is a wide range of general and trade specific websites that you can use to advertise vacancies.  These tend to be cheaper than press adverts and often come with 'extras' e.g. buttons on their home page highlighting your role or emails to their database of relevant jobseekers.

For large campaigns you may want to consider the use of a microsite.  You need to allow a minimum budget of £2500.  Microsites are a good way of providing a lot of information about the role, organisation and department in one place.

National Press

National press is particularly strong for high level, senior vacancies and we would always recommend doing a creative/colour advert, as well as copywriting your adverts to keep the cost down.  Please contact us if you would like further advice on this.  We work closely with ThirtyThree, the award winning advertising agency.

Trade Press

Trade press is the group of specialist publications aimed at people in particular industries or business sectors.  Cost varies hugely.

If you are interested in discussing any of these options please email firstop@devon.gov.uk or call on 01392 383000 for further details.  If you advertise through First Stop you will have access to our award winning agency, ThirtyThree at our competitively agreed rates.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for in these pages please email firstop@devon.gov.uk or call on 01392 383000

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