Councils in three regions in England are collaborating to advertise jobs on the internet through new regional recruitment portals.
Jobseekers in the South East, East Midlands and South West will soon be offered a one-stop shop on the web for council jobs in their area. The new web portals will allow job seekers to search and apply for a wide range of employment opportunities in councils, and in some cases fire and rescue services and other public sector employers.
Following the successful launch of NorthEastJobs.org in 2009 three more regions are developing linked recruitment portals as part of a programme funded by Communities and Local Government and delivered by the North East Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.
Councillor Rory Love, Chair of South East Employers said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first of these new regional portals. SoutEastJobs.org.uk aims to support the 73 councils across the South East, either directly as a place to apply for jobs, or as a useful signposting service to job seekers.”
NorthEastJobs has already brought together 14 councils and fire and rescue services in the North East, offering a wide range of opportunities from Berwick to Redcar.
Councillor Paul Watson, Chair of the Association of North East Councils said: “In difficult economic times we are collaborating to make finding employment in the public sector as easy as possible. NorthEastJobs helps job seekers and keeps recruitment costs down.”
The new portals are supported by a system supplied by Tribal’s resourcing business.
Brendan Harris, Commercial Director for Tribal said: “Tribal invests a huge amount of time and effort in delivering tailored solutions for the public sector and are delighted to be supporting the local government regions to implement efficient an cost-effective recruitment systems. The collaborative working with a total place approach to the regions within the UK will also help to make finding and applying for jobs so much easier for candidates looking to work in council and public service roles – a real win-win for recruiter, applicant and the taxpayer.”
Southeastjobs.org.uk will be available to job seekers in July. Portals in the East Midlands and South West are expected to follow shortly afterwards. A further regional portal is being considered by local authorities in the North West.