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Councils Collaborate to Launch New Jobs Portals

Councils Collaborate to Launch New Jobs Portals
Councils in three English regions are collaborating to advertise jobs on the internet through new regional recruitment portals.
Jobseekers in the South East, East Midlands and South West will soon be offered a one-stop shop on the web for council jobs in their area.  The new web portals will allow job seekers to search and apply for a wide range of employment opportunities in councils, and in some cases fire and rescue services and other public sector employers.
Following the successful launch of in 2009, three more regions are developing linked recruitment portals as part of programme funded by Communities and Local Government and delivered by the North East Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.
Jennifer McNeill, Regional Director of South East Employers said:
We are delighted to be hosting the first of these new regional portals.  This provides an exciting opportunity for SEE to support our 74 councils in driving down costs in their advertising and recruitment processes whilst raising their individual profiles as employers. aims to provide a user-friendly facility for job seekers to apply for jobs directly, or as a useful signposting service for them
NorthEastJobs has already brought together 14 councils and fire and rescue services in the North East, offering a wide range of opportunities from Berwick to Redcar.
Helen Paterson, Strategic Director of Transformation and Chair of the National Programme Board said:
In difficult economic times we are collaborating to make finding employment in the public sector as easy as possible. NorthEastJobs helps job seekers and keeps recruitment costs down
The new portals are supported by a system supplied by Tribal.
Brendan Harris, Commercial Director for Tribals resourcing business said:
Tribal invest a huge amount of time and effort in delivering tailored solutions for the public sector and are delighted to be supporting the local government regions to implement efficient and cost-effective recruitment systems. The collaborative working with a total place approach to the regions within the UK will also help to make finding and applying for jobs so much easier for candidates looking to work in council and public service roles a real win-win for recruiter, applicant and the taxpayer.  will be available to job seekers in July.  Portals in the East Midlands and South West are expected to follow shortly afterwards. A further regional portal is being considered by local authorities in the North West.


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