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Universal Jobmatch was replaced by Find a Job during 2018. It is easier to use and could become one of the largest free job search services in the UK. Find a Job is delivered by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and operated by Adzuna.

Since the first edition of this post, the service has been extended to include apprenticeship vacancies. It’s a great supplement to the GOV Recruit and Apprentice service.

In addition, GOV Find a Job (Universal JobMatch) job posts have beenDisability Confident Employer extended. If you are a Disability Confident Employer, your adverts prominently display the scheme’s kitemark. That helps to set you apart from other employers who aren’t Disability Confident.

Job Posting Statistics

When we first published this post on 1st August 2018, there were a total of 179,498 live jobs on GOV Find a Job. On 3rd November 2019, there were 157,003 jobs.

Presently there is plenty of industry talk about recruiting plans being delayed across many industries. This could related to Brexit. However, changes could highlight a natural difference in recruitment cycles between August and November. 

To present some posting statistics, we’ve chosen jobs in the education, care and hospitality sectors. Sales and Project Manager jobs are included for comparison because they are common roles in other industries. The following table shows the number of live job postings on 2 dates, 15 months apart. Jobs marked in bold are showing an increase in the number of advertised vacancies.

Search Term

Care
NHS
Nurse
Cleaner
Teacher
Care Assistant
Support Worker
Apprentice
Chef
Cook
Hotel
Teaching Assistant
Physiotherapist
Home Manager
Lecturer
Teacher of English

Other Industry Jobs

Sales
Project Manager

Aug 2018

55,321
35,684
23,871
15,898
9,696
9,400
8,708
6,186
4,919
4,798
4,658
2,759
1,895
1,614
1,274
380



19,048
4,539

Nov 2019

60,728
33,264
25,670
12,457
8,857
13,962
12,609
3,441
3,359
4,186
3,301
2,734
2,084
3,317
910
336



16,038
3,497

The number of care jobs advertised on Find a Job has grown significantly. That bucks the trend for other industries. One explanation could be that care providers suffer big funding pressures and free job advertising is an increasingly attractive option.

Whatever the reason, perhaps other industries should follow suit. We can find no good argument to avoid free job advertising on GOV Find a Job.

Opening your GOV Find a Job account

Before you open an account, check whether your organisation is currently publishing vacancies on GOV Find a Job. Just type the name of your organisation in the search bar at https://findajob.dwp.gov.uk/

Opening an account with Find a Job is straightforward, but account activation can only begin after publishing your first vacancy. This can up to a couple of days to complete. The DWP must check that you are a valid employer and this check is good for the jobs market. Your vacancy will be available to jobseekers only after successful validation.

Make free job posting easy with an ATS

There are a number of websites and resources on which employers can post job adverts for free. GOV Find Job seems like a great choice, particularly for Care Providers.

Also consider Indeed, the most widely used Job Board, Google for Jobs, Adzuna and others. However, the time required to post jobs quickly mounts up.

An Applicant Tracking system with a MultiPost feature can post jobs for you to multiple job boards and other resources automatically. It can also make sure everyone follows the same process.

One of the past concerns when using Universal JobMatch was its reputation for poor candidate quality. An ATS redirects applicants to your application form and that dissuades those who are less motivated to apply.

Want to know more?

CVMinder ATS is a low cost Applicant Tracking System. It includes a MultiPost feature so you can post you jobs for free on GOV Find a Job and other job boards automatically. Benefit from more relevant job applications and faster, easier processing from advertising, thru shortlisting, interview, offer and on-boarding.

Care Providers get great benefits and reduce their recruitment costs with CVMinder ATS.

The Kent Autistic Trust

“Amazing product and service”

Canterbury Oast Trust

“Brilliant ATS”

Strode Park Foundation

“Everything we expected and more”

One Healthcare

“Extraordinary support”

Contact us to find out more or request a free demonstration.


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