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What is myjobscotland?

myjobscotland is the national shared recruitment portal for Scotland's 32 local authorities and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. It is a UK and international first in terms of scope and scale.

myjobscotland.gov.uk is a UK Border Agency approved website.

How can my organisation get a job advertised on the myjobscotland website?

Although myjobscotland is primarily used by the councils and associated bodies anyone within the public sector, further & higher education, private & independent school, and the charity sector in Scotland can submit a request to upload their job on our site as long as they meet the minimum criteria. The request is reviewed and a decision is made by the service's Chief Officer.

Once approved an advertiser can set up their own account on our registration page Once the account gets activated on the database by the myjobscotland team (this can take up to 24 hours) an advertiser will be able to buy individual credits by credit card to then publish their jobs on the website directly themselves (self-service). A logo and some text will need to be provided to the myjobscotland team in order to set up your organisation’s profile page. This would be requested in due course. Thereafter, please login here to access your account dashboard where you will be able to add your job yourself (self-service) and purchase job upload tokens.

How much does it cost to post a job?

The cost for a listing is £150 + VAT per advert, or £100 for charities, if using self-service. By default positions are advertised on the system for two weeks but this can be extended to 4 weeks without charge. If the advert needs to be placed for longer or the closing date extended this would be an additional £50 per month.

Discounts are available on multiple positions so please contact advertising@cosla.gov.uk for further information.

No agency commission will be paid.

How many words am I allowed in my advert?

There’s a limit of 10,000 characters which should be more than enough for any vacancy.

Can a link to my website be posted on the job advert?

Yes, any number of weblinks can be added to the job advert, in addition to a direct link to the actual job advert. This is where the Apply Button on our page would take potential candidates.

Can the job advert display my logo?

Yes, after you become an approved advertiser you will be asked to send us your logo, along with some information for your organisation’s profile pages. Please provide your logo as an attachment in a jpeg or gif format, or ideally as a PNG with a transparent background.

Where will my job advert be listed?

Your job advert will be listed on the main myjobscotland site (https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/organisations).

Candidates will be able to use the keyword search option to find your position, or alternatively you will be able to share your profile page on myjobscotland with them.

How will I be billed?

If purchasing more than 30 job credits an invoice can be sent.

How do I make payment?

There are a variety of payment options. You can pay via:

  • Credit Card / Pay Pal
  • Cheque
  • BACs

If you need to set up a record for payment on your internal finance systems please contact us directly for the information.

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DUNS: 21-226-8756

Address: COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH

How do candidates apply?

Candidates do not apply online via the myjobscotland website. Instead a candidate can find the job advert information on www.myjobscotland.gov.uk and will either be signposted to your website so they can complete an online application form if available, or be able to download an application pack (your application form and any other relevant documentation) from the job advert.

If a candidate downloads an application pack they will be able to return their application form via the contact information as specified by your organisation and as outlined in the job advert e.g. postal address, and/or email address.