https://dfedigital.blog.gov.uk/2018/09/21/how-were-rolling-out-our-search-and-listing-service-to-more-schools-to-support-their-teacher-recruitment-needs/

How we’re rolling out our search and listing service to more schools to support their teacher recruitment needs

Over the last few months we've tested our free national search and listing service for teaching roles in schools in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and the North East of England. We've made improvements based on feedback and observation and are now ready to roll it out across England in stages

A phased approach

Rolling out the service in stages allows us to further test and refine the service. Schools will be invited to start listing roles on the service according to which Regional School Commissioner (RSC) region they're in (or, in the case of multi-academy trusts, which RSC the majority of their schools fall in).

Here is our provisional roadmap for when the service will be available in your area. If you are:

  • a school hiring staff: you can find out when your headteacher will be invited to start listing vacancies on the new site
  • a jobseeker: you can find out when teaching roles will be listed in areas where you want to find jobs

These dates are our best projections but they may change as we learn and test how the new site is performing. We will update them here if they change.

Find and zoom on the interactive map.

 

Provisional dates Regions included Status of roll-out
From May 2018 Test phase - participating schools in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and North East England Complete
From July 2018 Remaining schools in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and North East England All schools invited
From August 2018 Schools from:

RSC region South Central England & North West London

RSC region East of England & North East London

RSC region North England

All schools invited
From November/ December 2018 Schools from:

RSC region South East England & South London

 

All schools invited

From January 2019 Schools from:

RSC region Lancashire & West Yorkshire

RSC region East Midlands & Humber

 

Not started

From February 2019 Schools from:

RSC region West Midlands

RSC region South West England

 

Not started

 

How we chose the regions for each phase

We ordered the regions based largely upon our analysis of data we collected. Regions were prioritised if they:

  • have consistently shown a higher than average number of vacancies (based on regional vacancy data from the Schools Workforce Census and other sources)
  • are regions where teachers tend to look locally for teaching roles (based on regional teacher mobility data in the Teacher Analysis Compendium)
  • are forecast to have a higher than average number of vacancies (based on trends and growth rates in teacher vacancies across regions, determined using the Schools Workforce Census and other sources)
  • account for a higher than average number of users who have already registered interest (this was corroborated by speaking with regional teams)

Other sources include listings on third party websites and observations based on regional differences between teacher vacancies from the wider web and other service providers.

The theory of viral change

We also used the theory of viral change to help plan our roll-out of the service. This is the idea that a small number of influential individuals endorsing a behaviour leads to a much larger number of people adopting that behaviour until it becomes the new norm. In our case that behaviour is using the service.

Early in development we selected regions where we had valuable influencers, high levels of interest and could expect to generate the critical mass needed for viral change. This, combined with data analysis, helped us grow the service early on.

We need your help!

While viral theory and data analysis have been valuable tools, fundamentally we rely on you to help us make real our vision for a national search and listing service for teaching vacancies. So please help us spread the word. And if you hire teachers for a school, make sure to create your account as soon as you receive your invitation so you are ready to list teaching roles.


Visit Teaching Vacancies.

 

46 comments

  1. Comment by Frances Webb posted on

    Looks good. Sooner the better that this is rolled out. Can you please add me to the testing.
    Details below.

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  2. Comment by Natalie O'Neill posted on

    Hello, we are a Hertfordshire based school, are we able to use this service yet?

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  3. Comment by Clare Adams posted on

    Would it be possible for us to be added to the testing phase as well? We are keen to get this up and running to support our schools and our ITT programme.

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  4. Comment by Michelle Hertel posted on

    Hi, we are a MAT (Laurus Trust) in Stockport - should we have received an invitation to be on-boarded as yet?

    Many thanks.

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  5. Comment by Donna Cusack posted on

    Can you please provide an indication of when this will be rolled out in South East London and Kent.

    I would also like to be added to the distribution list as the HR Lead for our Trust.

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  6. Comment by Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form posted on

    This is fantastic!

    Would it be possible for our school to be added to the list please?

    We are very impressed and keen to use the service.

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    • Replies to Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form>

      Comment by jennyvass posted on

      Thats great to hear! We'll get you added to the service

      Reply
  7. Comment by JaniceE posted on

    We are a pupil referral unit based in Essex. Should we have received an invitation by now?

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  8. Comment by Carol-Ann Daniel posted on

    Will this be rolled out to Yorkshire & Humber from 1st December 2018? If so how soon are the invitations sent out and who receives it?

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      Comment by jennyvass posted on

      Thanks Carol-Ann, we'll send you an email about the roll out for your area

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  9. Comment by Mrs Coralie Perry posted on

    Hi

    We are based in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, when will we be able to use this service?

    Thank you.

    Reply
  10. Comment by Tanya Bentham posted on

    Would it be possible for someone to contact me as we are keen to use this new site but as yet haven't received any login details for any of our academies.

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  11. Comment by Jackie Young posted on

    Hi, we are in East London, (Plaistow) are we able to use this service? Please can you add us to the testing?

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  12. Comment by Julie Hodgson posted on

    Would also like to use service- think maybe should have had an invitation- Central Bedfordshire?

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  13. Comment by Anita Brudenall-Jones posted on

    Hi,

    I'm from Wexham School in Slough. Our headteacher has received the invite but can't seem to log in?

    Can you please help us with this issue?

    Thanks

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      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Hi Anita
      Sorry to hear you're having problems. We've let our helpdesk know, and they will be in touch.

      Reply
  14. Comment by Lorna Howitt posted on

    Hi

    We are a SEN school in Bedford and keen to use your new site, could you forward details at your earliest convenience please. Many Thanks

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  15. Comment by Jo O'Neill posted on

    Hi
    Please would it be possible for someone to contact me as we are keen to use this new site but as yet haven't received any login details for our school.

    Reply
  16. Comment by Cheryl Harvey posted on

    hi please can we be sent an email we are based in South London.

    thanks

    Reply
  17. Comment by Ann Marie Oneill Mayne posted on

    Please email me the invitation

    Reply
  18. Comment by Victoria Cutforth posted on

    Hi

    Can you let me know if you have received a request from Ely College in Cambridgeshire to set up an account as I haven't heard back from you.

    Many thanks

    Reply
  19. Comment by Val Hone posted on

    Can you please let me know when this will be rolled out in Warwickshire. I am the recruitment lead for our Trust and would like to be kept informed.
    Thanks

    Reply
  20. Comment by Nicholas Giles posted on

    Good afternoon,
    We are a Multi-Academy Trust in Havering and would be very interested in using this resource please, if we are now eligible?

    Reply
  21. Comment by Marcia posted on

    Good morning. We are a school based in East London. According to the interactive map, roll out should have happened. Is East London eligible? I see that North East and South London are.

    Many thanks

    Reply
  22. Comment by Justin Dodd posted on

    I can we enrol please. URN 136379

    Reply
  23. Comment by Helen Cunningham posted on

    I would also like to be added to the distribution list as the HR Lead for our Trust. We are based in south London. thanks

    Reply

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