Eteach.com, in association with the Association of Colleges (AoC), announced this week the launch of a specialist job site aimed at reducing FE staff recruitment advertising costs and speeding up the recruitment process for FE colleges throughout England and Wales.
Sue Dutton, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Colleges commented: ‘The Association of Colleges is pleased to be working with Eteach in developing FEjobs.com and feels sure that this initiative will help resolve many of the issues currently associated with recruiting in further education.’
The development of the site, FEjobs.com, is a result of the combined input from college personnel officers and the online education recruitment expertise of Eteach.com, the UK’s number one education recruitment website. FEjobs.com will enable colleges to advertise their vacancies online, reaching a wider pool of candidates almost instantly, and to receive candidate applications on and offline.
FE staff, managers, lecturers and administrators looking for new posts can search the FEjobs.com online vacancy database for free at any time, for positions throughout England and Wales. College application forms can be downloaded by jobseekers or in some cases completed online and returned. It is possible that applications could be received within one hour of the vacancy advert appearing.
Christina McAnea, Head of Education at UNISON, remarked: “We welcome this initiative which provides UNISON members with a free, specialist FE job-seeking facility.”
The costs of placing an online advert are considerably less than taking newspaper adverts – the traditional way of recruiting college personnel. Space for advertising copy is virtually unlimited online, allowing the College to give more information on the vacancy to applicants.
Kath Barnes Head of Personnel, Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College, was involved in the creation of the site and explains, ‘FEjobs.com has the potential to save us thousands on advertising and hours of administration. Being able to add our own vacancies online or email our job advertisement in and receive suitable candidate applications online, on our own college application forms, will transform our recruitment process.’
Eteach MD, Chris Stevens added, ‘We’ve had over 5 years experience helping save money and streamline staff recruitment for secondary and primary schools and are pleased to be working with the AoC and other representatives from the FE sector, to bring similar benefits to Further Education recruitment.’