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In today’s candidate-driven job market, your adverts are not only competing with other colleges in the FE sector but with schools, universities and the wider industry. Below we have given you some guidelines that will help ensure that your advert attracts the right candidates and will potentially boost applications to your roles.
The guide is packed full of advice on how to improve job adverts and will help you to boost applications for your roles. It also includes two templates, one for advertising on job boards like AoC Jobs and another for your college site, both of which you can adapt to make your own. To download a copy Simply click on the link below.
Download The AoC Job Advert and Content Guides Template
We understand that things are tough right now for our members and recruiting staff continues to be an ongoing challenge for the sector. As an organisation, the AoC will continue to provide you with guidance, best practice and services to support you and your college.
Below are a few services and offers that we are currently offering or soon will be providing for our members to help you recruit quality candidates for your organisation.
Produced and run by the Association of Colleges, Education Recruiter is a stand-alone applicant tracking software platform-specific built for the education sector by the sector itself. Developed in consultation with colleges, Education Recruiter is designed to give you a cost-effective recruitment solution that helps your institution recruit more staff and speed up your recruitment process all at a very competitive price. Unlike other ATS systems in the market, our primary focus is on candidate experience and their user journey when applying for jobs in the college sector, ensuring the system meets their needs above anything else.
Here are just some of the many features that the system has:
If you are interested in finding out more about the Education Recruiter system, please contact the team on 020 7034 2634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AoC Jobs is the market-leading job board for the college sector, produced and run by the AoC. To help colleges during the pandemic, we have extended last year's member annual licence offer until 31 December 2020.
For more information or to purchase, please contact the AoC Jobs team on 020 7034 2634 or email us at email@example.com.
"AoC Jobs always provide good applicants. They understand us and our different business needs, providing useful tips to improve our recruitment overall"
Nicky Palmer-Trew, Recruitment Manager, Milton Keynes College
"The AoC jobs have provided outstanding assistance, support and service to Dudley College. We have been very pleased with the service to date and have seen an increase in applications received and the quality of those applications."
Kathryn Jones - Personnel and Payroll Manager, Dudley College
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In 2019 we were asked by members to investigate providing a cost-effective alternative to recruitment agencies currently used by the sector. With many members stating they were unhappy with the cost of using these recruitment agencies and the poor recruitment practices they were experiencing.
This service is there to help colleges appoint those hard to fill teaching posts, attract individuals from industry and at a fraction of the typical cost of a recruitment agency. The team has been very successful with us appointing 15 lecturers into STEM and Construction posts in colleges throughout the country. More importantly, the team are specialists in values-based recruitment, helping to attract individuals from outside Further Education sector with 73% coming from industry and broader education sectors.
*inclusive of a non-refundable £600 admin fee upfront
For more details on how the team can help your college or speak to them about a role, please contact them on 0121 713 8325 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The team delivered a great service; we were really impressed. It was a great experience in comparison to other suppliers…and our candidates received a great recruitment experience."
Sally Appleby, Executive Director of HR Services, Harlow College
"We have been recruiting for this role since November, and while we have had interest and have taken candidates through to interview stage, none were quite the right fit or had unrealistic expectations about working in the FE sector. The calibre of the CV's received from agencies was unmatched with the two candidates we interviewed from the AoC. They ticked a lot of boxes for different reasons, and we didn't want to waste any time, so we made them sensible offers, which were accepted rather than risk losing them."
Robert Prince, HR Recruitment Manager, Bedford College Group