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Recruitment

Submit a vacancy

Submit a Vacancy

Vacancy Form for Providers

Recruiting the right people with the right skills and experience, at the right time, is essential for your business. We support you in doing this by promoting your vacancies, for a small charge of £20 per advert (including VAT***), in a number of ways:

  • Online at www.devonjobs.gov.uk

    You can submit your vacancies to us online, by following the guidance given below. Once submitted to us, the vacancies are advertised on the Devon jobs website. This website attracts thousands of jobseekers each month and is a great place to make sure your vacancy is seen by the right people. Callers are also able to register to receive email job alerts as soon as a vacancy is advertised which matches their search criteria.
  • Online at www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk

    As part of our service, we automatically share your vacancies with Jobcentre Plus. Their user-friendly website and national network of offices greatly increases the visibility of your vacancies, making it more likely that suitable people will apply. In addition, Jobcentre Plus information and services can also be accessed from children’s centres, where local parents and carers may be seeking work.

What sort of jobs can be advertised?

We recognise that it can be difficult to find the right level of skills, experience and qualification to fill a particular post; this is why we offer an advertising service for your early years and childcare job vacancies. As such, we only handle job vacancies which involve direct contact with children, and not the kinds of generic roles which might be easier to fill - that means we will handle your vacancy for a pre-school leader or playworker but not for a cleaner or cook. If you are not sure if your vacancy is suitable contact us for advice.

If you are a Torbay or Plymouth setting we will be unable to place your vacancies as these are seperate local authorities and do not fall under the remit of Devon County Council's support and funding arrangements. Please contact your local Family Information Service for information.

How do I submit a vacancy?

You will need to download the Vacancy Form for Providers. Once you have completed the form and provided all the necessary information, return it to natalie.elston@devon.gov.uk. You will then be sent a payment request by email directing you to visit the cpd online training website to make your £20 payment online. We will process your advert when we have received your payment. To ensure the process is not delayed we request that you make the payment promptly.

If you have any queries please phone Natalie Elston on 01392 383000.

What should I include in the advert?

The Vacancy Form for Providers will tell you what you need to include. We also encourage you to attach the relevant job descriptions and person specifications when you submit the vacancy form by email, as we can uploaded them to the childcare jobs website for jobseekers to get a more detailed understanding of what you are looking for. This can save you valuable time and energy in the long run, as it may improve the quality of applications for the role. For help with what to include in a job description and person specification, or more information on how to manage a safer recruitment process, read the Staffing Matters document at www.devon.gov.uk/eycs-recruitment

Please remember, we are unable to advertise your position until we have received your £20 payment.

Make sure you know the current National Minimum Wage rates.

***Please note if you are registered as being exempt from VAT for charitable purposes the fee required is £16.67. Please follow the guidance on our training website or for further information please visit the HM Revenue & Customs website:  http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/vat/purchases.htm