British Job Portals

1)GOV.UK

https://findajob.dwp.gov.uk/

This website is the national employment website, managed by the British government. It is quite simple to use, but after some research, we could remark that on the field of cultural heritage, we could find less job offers than in other famous websites.

The website offers 3 mains options:

The advanced job search

2) Monster

https://www.monster.co.uk

Monster is an employment website created in 1999 owned by Monster Worldwide (USA). It is a subsidiary of Randstad, a Dutch multinational human resource consulting firm.

Monster is one of the most visited employment websites in the world.

Monster was the first public job search website on the Internet, first public resume database in the world and the first to have job search agents or job alerts.

Monster offers resources to find a job and boost your career, as well as CV uploading, job alert, tips for interview and CV. The company created an  app, in order to be reached more easily by users.

You can do your research by job title or by field, indicate a location or not, and choose a range of salary.

You can decide to indicate several filters:

Monster developed a part of his website for employers. They announce that 47% of the people living in the UK will look for a new job in 2019. For this reason, they created the “Monster Cloud” which collect CV from different data bases such as Monster, social medias, referrals or internal candidates. The company can search in all these data bases as once.

3) REED

https://www.reed.co.uk/

Reed was created in the sixties, initially as a recruitment agency, as we can find many in the UK. In 1995, Reed.co.uk became the first recruitment website offered by a recruitment agency in the UK.

Reed.co.uk introduces itself as the UK’s #1 job site. It features vacancies from over 25,000 recruiters a year, from private and public sector employers. The companies is still leading recruitment agencies and consultants from REED’s network (Around 350 offices fro 3000 employees across the UK and abroad)

Some statistics about Reed.

  • 7 million jobseekers connecting reed.co.uk per month
  • 160,000 applications through Reed every day

Reed offers jobs across 42 differents industries, including cultural heritage

reed.co.uk provides a full online service for jobseakers. The website advertises vacancies on behalf of employers and recruitment agencies who are looking for staff.

As a registered user of reed.co.uk, you can receive email job alerts, apply for vacancies, manage your applications, create your very own jobseeking profile and store your CV securely online. You can also make it available to be searched for by thousands of recruitment agencies.

reed.co.uk’s offers as well course search from different learning providers and partners including distance learning, online, classroom-based and free courses.

Finally, Reed offers a range of career advice, news and information for jobseekers

On the other hand, Reed offers services to recruiters such as job advertising with full applicant management, CV search, a platform for specifically hiring temporary staff, branding, display advertising and email services.

Here is the welcoming page, promoting their current campaign: Love Mondays

As on many classic employment websites, Reed offers a large range of filters such as:

  • Job type: Permanent/ Temporary / Contract / Full-time / Part-time
  • Date of job offer’s publication
  • Specialisms: Leisure & Tourism / Marketing & PR / Customer Service / Media, Digital & Creative / Charity & Voluntary / Admin, Secretarial & PA / Hospitality & Catering / Human Resources / Education / Accountancy (Qualified) / Graduate Training & Internships / Transport & Logistics / Sales / Retail / Training
  • The origin of the job offers: Agency / Employer / REED

4) Total Jobs

https://www.totaljobs.com/

Total Jobs a un employment website, born 20 years ago and working with a large range of partners to collect the maximum of job offers. They currently advertise 280 000 live job adverts.

The website offers careers advice to build CVs, write cover letters and prepare for interviews;

We can particularly focus on the sectors “Tourism” and “Travel”, which are relevant for our interest.

It is possible to research using the term “Heritage”, not advertise on the list of sectors, since the website collects job offers under this title.

5) Linkedin

https://www.linkedin.com/

LinkedIn is Social network service available in 24 languages. It was founded in 2002 in California (USA), but has now offices in 23 other locations, including London.

The service operates via websites and mobile apps and is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. In October 2018, LinkedIn counted 590 million registered members in 200 countries, of which more than 250 million are active.

LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and “connections” to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships. As a member, you can invite anyone to join the network. The data base suggests you people that can have the same professional interest, or that are already connected with people from you own network.

The idea of this company is not to offer a job browse, but to connect people that could eventually publish offers online, or contact you via private messages, in order to offer you a job fitting your profile. Reason why it is really important to detail your professional career on your personal profile

6) CV LIBRARY

https://www.cv-library.co.uk/

This website indicates the number of jobs offers currently hosted across all sectors for the nation’s jobseekers.

The website allows the candidate making a research targeting specific companies:

CV Library will be relevant for people looking for q job in the field of “Leisure and Tourism”, since it offers a specific category for this field.

To conclude, CV Library publishes a survey about the number of job offers it provides to candidates which seems placing them in a good position in the UK.


7) GUARDIAN JOBS

https://jobs.theguardian.com

Everybody knows the famous newspaper THE GUARDIAN. Jobs.theguardian.com is the dedicated recruitment site of the Guardian News and Media group.

The Guardian only list “the highest calibre vacancies in sectors that include Media, Education, NHS, Government, Graduate, Secretarial, Charities, Marketing, Social Care and Arts among others”.

As many others, the website offers job to browse offers, to add some filters / options, and some services like job alert, CV uploading and a “Job match” allowing recruiters to contact candidates by email with relevant vacancies that match their profile, career goals and background. It is relevant to mention here that the Guardian has a section “Arts and Heritage”, and offers a range of offers related to Art / museum/ literature, and so on.


Here is an example of job offer in this category:

On the left, we can find information about the position, the recruiter, the application’s deadline, the contract, salary, and level of education expected. And on the right, a description of the tasks, linked to the job.

8) The Heritage Alliance

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The heritage Alliance is not a proper employment website. It is about Archaeology, Arts, Heritage, History, Tourism… The Heritage Alliance, established in 2002 as Heritage Link, is the biggest alliance of heritage interests in the UK“The Heritage Alliance aims to advocate by identifying the overarching messages from our members and putting them across to opinion formers and decision makers in England.

The Alliance also aims to advocate broader issues such as the importance of heritage to national prosperity and wellbeing, alongside the importance of generating new thinking and dialogue on heritage issues. It aims to share by drawing on members’ experience and expertise to influence legislation, policy and guidance” .

Since they organize regular events, joining them is a perfect way to develop a professional network in the cultural field

Moreover, they publish punctually job offers directly on their website

9) Museum Jobs

http://www.museumjobs.com/

This website collects all jobs in museums around the world. The candidate can check the country he would like to work in, then select his region / county. For example, if the candidate selects London. The website collects all the offer from independent museums.

10) Arts Culture Media Jobs

http://www.artsculturemediajobs.com/

  • Arts Culture Media Jobs exists in the UK since 10 years.
  • 1700 visits per day and 50,000 visits per month to the website.
  • Over 10,000 registered jobseekers who receive our weekly ‘Job Alerts’.
  • Experience of working with over 3000 different Arts Employers in the UK and abroad. Clients include virtually all the major theatres, festivals, art galleries, arts venues and museums in the UK.

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