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/

Rolling out the Teaching Vacancies service

All schools have now been invited to use this service. If you have not received your invitation to sign up please email Teaching Vacancies.


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.

The test phase for participating schools in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and North East England started in May 2018 and is now complete.

All remaining schools in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and North East England were invited from July 2018.

All schools from RSC region South Central England & North West London, RSC region East of England & North East London and  RSC region North England were invited from August 2018.

All schools from RSC region South East England & South London have been invited from November/ December 2018.

All schools Schools from RSC region Lancashire & West Yorkshire and RSC region East Midlands & Humber were invited from January 2019.

All schools from Schools from RSC region West Midlands and RSC region South West England were invited from February 2019.

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.

Trying a new approach

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.


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158 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.

    • Replies to Frances Webb>

      Comment by jennyvass posted on

      Hi Frances, you can sign up now - we'll email you an invitation!

      • Replies to jennyvass>

        Comment by Sam Holdsworth posted on

        Dear Jenny, can you send an invitation to me at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School so we can advertise vacancies? Please email at office@sirhenryfloyd.co.uk
        Many thanks, Sam Holdsworth

  2. Comment by Natalie O'Neill posted on

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

    • 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

  7. Comment by JaniceE posted on

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

    • Replies to JaniceE>

      Comment by jennyvass posted on

      Thanks for your message Janice, we'll send you an email

  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?

  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.

  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.

    • Replies to Tanya Bentham>

      Comment by jennyvass posted on

      Thanks Tanya, no problem, we'll send you an email

  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?

  12. Comment by Julie Hodgson posted on

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

  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

    • Replies to Anita Brudenall-Jones>

      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.

  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

  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.

  16. Comment by Cheryl Harvey posted on

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

    thanks

  17. Comment by Ann Marie Oneill Mayne posted on

    Please email me the invitation

    • Replies to Ann Marie Oneill Mayne>

      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Hi Ann Marie - we've emailed you an invitation this morning.

  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

    • Replies to Victoria Cutforth>

      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Thanks for letting us know, Victoria - we'll email you about this.

  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

  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?

  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

  22. Comment by Justin Dodd posted on

    I can we enrol please. URN 136379

    • Replies to Justin Dodd>

      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Hi Justin - we need a few more details so we'll get in touch via email.

  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

  24. Comment by Brian Herbert posted on

    Could you add me to the list please. The HT has received the email but can't log on. Would appreciate access on my account as i'm the one advertising .....

    Many thanks

  25. Comment by Monica Morley posted on

    have we had our invite to our school?
    We have changed Head teacher so it may have gone to the old Head's email address.

  26. Comment by Louise Pearce posted on

    I am the HR Manager for a MAT in Southampton and we would love to use this service please if you could send me an email?

  27. Comment by Richard Powell posted on

    We are a MAT in Tunbridge Wells.

    Has the service gone live in our Region as yet?

    Many thanks.

  28. Comment by Anna Rocha Silva posted on

    Hello,

    We at Warwickshire College Group would love to be part of the service.

  29. Comment by Julie Henley posted on

    Hello - We area junior school in Hertfordshire - can we access this service yet?

  30. Comment by Laura Slaymaker posted on

    I am the Head of HR at Finham Park MAT in Coventry. I understand that the service will not be rolled out in our area until Feb 19, however, if you could send me an email I would like to use this service as soon as possible.

  31. Comment by Jonathan Peryer posted on

    Hi

    We are a Suffolk school. Can we now use this service?

    • Replies to Jonathan Peryer>

      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Hi Jonathan - thanks for getting in touch. We've sent you an email.

  32. Comment by alison wilshaw posted on

    Please can we sign up to the advertising platform?

  33. Comment by Claire Hogg posted on

    Hi,

    Please could you let me know when this goes live in West Yorkshire - it did say 14th January.

    Many thanks

  34. Comment by Jane Wilson posted on

    Hello

    We are based in Bury but do not appear to have received an email yet, please could this be sent to me as I am responsible for recruitment. Thank you.

  35. Comment by Donna Cartwright posted on

    We are a MAT in the North West. Would we be able to have an invite please to join?
    Kind regards

  36. Comment by Liz Scott posted on

    Hi there

    We are a school in Surrey and should have had an e-mail Nov/Dec 2018.
    Who did it go to or can you please resend to me to post some vacancies?

    Thank you

    Liz

  37. Comment by Diane Collins posted on

    Hi, please could you send an invitation for our Trusts schools, we are based in West Yorkshire. I've tried to contact you via the e-mail sent in an e-mail from Lord Agnew but the address isn't valid. Many thanks

    • Replies to Diane Collins>

      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Hi Diane - sorry to hear you're having trouble. We've sent you an email.

  38. Comment by Hills Road Sixth Form College posted on

    Please can we be invited as we have jobs we would like to post

    Thank you

    • Replies to Hills Road Sixth Form College>

      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Hello - thanks for your message. We've sent you an email.

  39. Comment by Daniel Meekin posted on

    Hi
    We have a local SBM group meeting next week. It would be good to be able to share how to gain access to the service. We are based in Wigan (scheduled for Dec 18 roll out).

    thanks

  40. Comment by Jo Harrison posted on

    We are a maintained special school in Sheffield. Would we be able to have an invite to join?
    Thanks
    Jo

  41. Comment by Nisha Patel posted on

    Hi,

    We are an Academy in Leicester, would we be able to get an invite please?

    Thanks
    Nisha

  42. Comment by Sue Este posted on

    Hello,
    We are a Secondary School in Essex, please may we have an invite to join.

    Kind regards

  43. Comment by Elspeth Inglis posted on

    Please let me know when/if roll-out has happened in Tower Hamlets. We would like to join.

    • Replies to Elspeth Inglis>

      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Hi Elspeth, thanks for your comment. We'll be in touch via email.

  44. Comment by Peter Sircar posted on

    This appears to be a brilliant service that promises schools to save ££££'s. We are based in East London, can we be added to the service? Are we also able to use this service to advertise for support staff roles?

  45. Comment by Justine Brigham-Wilmot posted on

    Hello, we are St Andrews High School in Worthing and haven't received an invite.

    When will we be able to join?

    • Replies to Justine Brigham-Wilmot>

      Comment by Jamie Pantling posted on

      Thanks for your comment Justine - we've sent you an email.

  46. Comment by Tracy Houlden posted on

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

  47. Comment by Bev Cranston posted on

    Can we please register for this service? We're a small MAT based in Lincolnshire. Many thanks.

  48. Comment by Sue Needs posted on

    Hi We are a Primary School in Southend on Sea and don't appear to have received an invite yet?
    Are you able to help?

    Many thanks

  49. Comment by Libby Basnett posted on

    Hi,

    We'd really like to begin to access this for schools in our Trust.

    Is it possible to please get access?

  50. Comment by Jeremy Barnard posted on

    Hi - please could you send an invite to Castle Donington College in the East Midlands. Thanks.

  51. Comment by Vikki Frier posted on

    Hi

    Have the invitations gone out to schools in Surrey? I have not received one yet but it is indicated that roll out for us would be December 2018.

  52. Comment by Lois Morris posted on

    Are independent school (whose fees are paid by a LA) able to use the service? If so, please can we be invited to join.

  53. Comment by Peter Tims posted on

    I'm keen to get access to this - please let me know how!
    I'm the internal recruiter for a number of schools:
    https://www.catch-22.org.uk/services/multi-academies-trust/
    and
    https://www.catch-22.org.uk/services/include/
    Thanks!

  54. Comment by Sarah Bradney posted on

    Can you let me know when this service will be available to us in Cheshire East or send an invite to me please.

  55. Comment by Nicola Saunders posted on

    Hello
    Do we register as a MAT or do all of our academies have to register separately? I'm at a MAT HO based in Birmingham and would love to get us all signed up. Most of our schools are in areas that have already rolled out I think. Thanks.

  56. Comment by Helen Ward posted on

    Hi - Please could you send the email link: Mount Carmel RC High School Accrington Lancashire

  57. Comment by De'Jon Baldwin posted on

    can i please get an invite to advertise recruitment posts please dejon.baldwin@burlingotndanes.org
    Thank you

  58. Comment by Jacqui George posted on

    Hi, I'm at Gordon's School (Surrey Heath) and we don't remember seeing an invitation from the DfE. Could you re-send it to me as we're keen to start using this service. Thanks.

  59. Comment by Ellie Edwards posted on

    Hi
    We cannot seem to find our orignial invite to this new site and would love to use this. Could it be resent to our Head's email please. We are Isebrook SEN College based in Northamptonshire.

    Thank you for your help

  60. Comment by Kim Paling posted on

    Hello,
    has the service been rolled out to NE Lincolnshire yet please, we would like to use the service.

  61. Comment by Andy Winter posted on

    Can I please have an invitation to this service?

    As the superuser for Secure Access/DfE Sign In, should I be able to assign access right s for this myself?

  62. Comment by Jo Wakeham posted on

    Hello

    Can I please get an invitation to advertise recruitment. I manage the recruitment for six schools for a MAT in based in Wiltshire.
    jwakeham@salisburyplainacademies.org.uk

  63. Comment by Sarah Bowie posted on

    We are a school in the East of England - Linton Heights Junior School but don't appear to have received our login. Please can you email this to office@lintonheights.cambs.sch.uk.

    Many thanks

  64. Comment by Amanda Gibson posted on

    I believe Northamptonshire schools have already been invited to use this service, but we don't seem to have the original email. We are Barton Seagrave Primary School. Please can you send the joining instructions to me as we would like to start using it asap. Should I be able to sign in using my Secure Access / DFW sign in?

  65. Comment by Kirstin Brooks posted on

    Hi,

    I have noticed that other schools in my area are able to advertise, but we have still not receive our login details. Can you please let me know what we can expect to receive them.
    Thanks
    Poole High School

  66. Comment by Emma Elliott posted on

    Please could we be provided with a link to share jobs at our school?

  67. Comment by Phil Bowden posted on

    Hello,

    We are an academy in Portsmouth. Should we have received an invite? Please can we be sent one?

    Many thanks

  68. Comment by Eilidh Quinton posted on

    Hi

    I am based in West Berkshire and believe that invitations have been rolled out. I work as the HR manager and have not received one (it may have gone elsewhere in the organisation, but I can't track it down).

    Please would you send me an invitation so that I can begin advertising on the site?

    Many thanks.

    Eilidh Quinton

  69. Comment by NICOLA WADE posted on

    We are still waiting to receive an invite? I have emailed but no reply? Please could you look into this as we are keen to use the site., Many Thanks

    • Replies to NICOLA WADE>

      Comment by Nettie Williams posted on

      Hello Nicola and apologies for any delay. You should receive an email shortly.

  70. Comment by Tara McVey posted on

    Just checking whether this service has been rolled out in Kent yet?

  71. Comment by Jon posted on

    Good evening

    We are two primary schools (Bisley Bluecoat and Oakridge Parochial schools) near Stroud, and we Have just advertised for a new Executive Headteacher. Is there any way to get an account so that we can advertise on this new service?

    Many thanks

    Jon

  72. Comment by Michelle Johnston posted on

    Hello, we are Empower Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust. Please could we set up an account asap as I have some pending vacancies that I would like to advertise.

    Many thanks!

  73. Comment by Carole McKivitt posted on

    Hello. I am the Head of HR for the Abingdon Learning Trust and we would like to begin advertising on this site but have not received details to log on yet. Can you please let me have some details? many thanks, best wishes, Carole

  74. Comment by Sarah posted on

    Hello We are a school in Southampton, we haven't received our invitation to sign up yet ? I registered a few months ago to join would it be possible to resend the invite please ?
    Thank you

    • Replies to Sarah>

      Comment by Nettie Williams posted on

      Hello Sarah - apologies for the delay. I've forwarded your comment to the team. They'll be in touch shortly.

  75. Comment by Gary Evans posted on

    I sent an email to register an account yesterday - I am in the NW - Nothing in return yet. How long will it take?

    • Replies to Gary Evans>

      Comment by Nettie Williams posted on

      Hello Gary - you should have received an email in the last couple of days. Let us know if not and apologies for any delay.

  76. Comment by Nick Layfield posted on

    Hello, I am hoping you can help. Please could we request a login for Cotgrave Candleby Lane School. I also wondered if it was possible to have a Multi Academy Trust level access for our central team for vacancies?
    Many thanks for your help, very much appreciated, best wishes, Nick

  77. Comment by Sarah Deaton posted on

    We emailed a while ago and have not received anything, I have just emailed again as we are very keen to advertise vacancies using the service.

    Many thanks

  78. Comment by Lisa Dugmore posted on

    Can I please be sent an invitation?
    We're a special school in Wem, Shropshire