How to Advertise a Job
Specialist recruitment advertising for Essential Skills
Skills for Life Network offers a highly effective recruitment advertising service to FE Colleges, Adult Education Services, Third Sector organisations, Work based Learning providers, Welfare to Work providers and recruitment agencies.
Advertising with us gives you access to a highly targeted audience of learning and skills professionals, including Skills for Life, Functional Skills, ESOL, Financial Literacy, Foundation Learning, LDD, Dyslexia, Adult Education, Employability, Employer Engagement, Assessor/Verifier, Apprenticeship, Business Development and Information, Advice and Guidance specialists.
We provide unique, three-way promotion for your job advertisements, which we feature:
- on our website at www.skillsforlifenetwork.com, which currently receives over 25,000 visits per month from our specialist audience
- in direct email and SMS job alerts to members (10,000+ registered to receive these)
- in our e-news update (12,000+ subscribers)
How do I place a vacancy advertisement?
Send your advert text in an email to email@example.com (word document or rich text formats preferred). Include your logo as an email attachment (jpeg or gif formats preferred), or provide us with the URL of a page that has your logo so we can download the image directly. You will only need to send us your logo the first time you place a vacancy with us.
Please also provide us with the following information:
- your postal and web address
- the name, address and email address of the person who should receive invoices
- an official Purchase Order number or reference in respect of Skills Digital Limited
- If your organisation does not pay VAT in respect of recruitment advertising, please let us know when you place your order. A VAT exemption certificate will be required to enable us to issue an invoice VAT free. You can email this to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to us on 0871 9898348. Alternatively, you can post it to Skills Digital Limited, East Grange House, Scruton, Northallerton, DL7 0RD, for the attention of Accounts Payable.
You will receive an email confirmation of receipt and an advert preview weblink for your approval within 24 hours.
Please ensure that you have the authority to send recruitment advertisements for your organisation, as we will consider receipt of an advert from you as an order to place it on our website, subject to our Terms and Conditions.
Paperless payment by BACS is preferred. Our account details for BACS payment will appear on the invoice. Cheques should be made payable to Skills Digital Limited.
If you are placing an order for a single vacancy and wish to pay by credit or debit card, please use the 'Buy a single vacancy now using PayPal' facility to the right of this page.
Advert Placing Policies
Composite Adverts: It is our policy not to place composite adverts as a single placement on www.skillsforlifenetwork.com. The reason for this is the way we index adverts, so that job seekers are able to accurately search for jobs. Therefore, although we will accept composite adverts, they will need to be split into separate adverts and priced accordingly.
Advert Format - the advert text should include the following:your organisation's name and address; the job title; brief job description; brief person specification; pay and conditions; how to apply; the closing date and a weblink or email contact link. Click on any vacancy to view a sample format used on the site.
Advert Length - Although there is no word limit, we generally limit customers to an A4 page of text. If you need to add more information, such as a detailed job description, we can attach one to the advert. Job descriptions should be sent in the same email with the advert but in a separate document, ideally in Word format.
Amendments - We are happy to amend an advert that has yet to be placed. Simply email the complete amended copy text to email@example.com with 'Vacancy amendment' in the subject line.
What Happens Next?
Adverts will appear on the website and alerts will be sent via email/sms to the Skills for Life Network members (10,000+ registered to receive job alerts). Your vacancy will also feature in the Skills for Life Network e-news update, which is currently mailed out to 12,000+ subscribers.
On the vacancy closing date or after 30 days (whichever is sooner) the advert will be automatically removed from www.skillsforlifenetwork.com. We will then notify you of how many times your advert was read while it was placed with us.
Rates shown are exclusive of VAT.
Single posting: £295
Job packs: buy a job pack and benefit from discounts. You can advertise your jobs any time within 12 months of purchase.
£260 each (12% discount)
£220 each (25% discount)
More than 10 postings per year/volume advertising - contact us
Vacancies remain on the website for 30 days or until the closing date, whichever is sooner.
Contact us if you would like further information on pricing.
Buy a single vacancy now using PayPal
The button below will take you to PayPal's secure payment page where you can pay by Credit/Debit card, or use your PayPal account.
- You do not need a PayPal account to pay by card.
- VAT at 20% will be added to the final payment for UK customers.