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Lincolnshire schools urged to sign up to listings service to help with recruitment

Schools across Lincolnshire are being urged to sign-up to a free job search and listings service to help them with recruitment.

Teaching Vacancies was developed in response to demand from headteachers to address the expenditure of up to £75 million that was being spent on teacher recruitment advertising. The service is designed to help schools save money on recruitment advertising so they can spend money in the classroom.

With the service used by job-seeking teachers across the country, Teaching Vacancies is helping schools attract new talent into the region with any advertised roles visible to job-seeking teachers nationally. Schools can post as many times as they want and directly upload and edit their adverts free of charge. The ‘Manage Your Job’ facility helpfully allows schools to monitor the success of their advert, tracking how many people have viewed the role and the overall outcome.

Female Student Raising Hand To Ask Question In Classroom. (22005059)
Female Student Raising Hand To Ask Question In Classroom. (22005059)

The service is also ideal for job-seeking teachers in Lincolnshire, particularly those looking to work flexibly.

A spokesman for the Department of Education said: "The benefit of using Teaching Vacancies takes the hassle out of searching through lots of jobs sites for jobseeking teachers, by consolidating all relevant vacancies into one easy-to-use service making it a good time to be a teacher in the region. Once registered, job seekers can see all jobs at a glance and set up a job alert function so they will be alerted to roles that meet their search criteria and preferred working pattern as soon as they are advertised, ensuring that they do not miss their next teaching opportunity.The service allows job seekers to filter roles based on criteria including location, job title, education phase, working pattern and NQT suitability."

Each of the Government’s 12 Opportunity Areas receive a share of £72 million for a tailored plan to improve social mobility for children and young people, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

A DfE spokesperson said: “This is a good time to be a teacher in East Midlands and the Humber. We are delighted with the uptake of Teaching Vacancies and the positive impact this promises for our schools. If schools and job seekers continue to use the service, we can change the way recruitment happens in schools and make a real difference where it matters most.”

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: “Almost two-thirds of schools in East Midlands and the Humber have signed up to our Teaching Vacancies service, enabling them to advertise all of their teaching vacancies completely free of charge.

“This is just one of the ways that the Government is helping schools to make the most out of their funding so they can maximise the money they have to spend in the classroom, building on the £14 billion we are investing in schools over the next three years.”

Nationally, Teaching Vacancies has already been welcomed by the majority of schools, advertising over 21,500 vacancies.

Schools and teachers interested in finding out more should go to: gov.uk/teaching-vacancies

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