Notifying Jobs or Voluntary Roles - Terms & Conditions

Please ensure you have the following information to hand before uploading your vacancy:

  • Your organisation's name, address (including postcode), email address and telephone number
  • A short description of your organisation
  • The vacancy role title
  • Dates - the date you wish the vacancy to be published and when it closes - and the date you would like the role to start
  • The number of posts available 
  • The hours required i.e. full time or part time
  • The salary (it is important to give some indication of salary – if you don't, jobseekers may be put off applying) - but see below for Voluntary Opportunities
  • The length of the employment contract i.e. permanent, fixed term, temporary
  • A short description of the job
  • An indication of what sort of candidate you are looking for (the person requirements)
  • Any specific degree requirements
  • How candidates should apply
  • The location of the job

Volunteering Opportunities

  • If volunteers usually work at an address which is different to your correspondence address, please include it. You do not need to specify a street address if volunteers work in vaious locations
  • Select 'Voluntary opportunity' (even if the role is described as an internship)
  • For remuneration (salary) select 'Voluntary'
  • Make the role summary snappy and highlight key functions or interesting features
  • Make the role details informative. Some applicants may not have done any formal or voluntary roles before. Avoid general statements (such as Undertake admin tasks)
  • Always include the following (but keep them short!)
    • Description of what the role involves
    • Skills or experience required
    • Days and Times required
    • The minimum commitment your require
    • The location of the activity
    • When you recruit volunteers (e.g, September to December, all year round)
    • Training provided - with details and dates (if needed)
    • Flexibility with times and dates - can you accomodate vacation and exam periods, or do you require all year round commitment?

Please Don't include any of the following in your advert:

  • References to age. Avoid asking for x number of years experience. Salaries should not be advertised as 'dependent on experience'.
  • Language that might imply someone of a certain age ie ‘mature’, ‘young’ or ‘energetic’.
  • Requests for specific qualifications without stating ‘or equivalent’. This is because some qualifications can only be held by people of a particular age or nationality.
  • Requests for experience in a particular type of computer software without stating ‘or equivalent’. This is to avoid discrimination against disabled applicants who may use adapted technology which does the same job.
  • Gender specific language ie ‘manageress’ or ‘waiter’ which implies someone of a specific gender.
  • Requests for ‘husband and wife’ teams. This discriminates against same sex partners or civil partnerships.
  • Requests for applicants who speak English as their ‘mother tongue’. This may discriminate against particular nationalities. Instead, ask for fluent English or English to first language standard - but only if this is absolutely necessary for the job.
  • Requests for a full driving licence unless it is absolutely necessary. This discriminates against disabled applicants who may be able to fulfil the requirements of the role via public transport or a personal driver.
  • Requests for photographs of applicants.

If your advert contains any of the above, we will remove the relevant sentence or wording.

In limited circumstances, it is lawful to discriminate when being from a particular group is a genuine occupational requirement, but you must quote the relevant legislation.

We reserve the right to edit or withdraw vacancies. We aim to notify you but due to the high volume of vacancies, this might not always be possible.

What we don't advertise:

  • Commission only jobs - if you have a post with OTE, you must state the basic salary.
  • Pyramid selling schemes.
  • Franchises.
  • Any opportunity that asks for an up front payment from jobseekers.
  • Unpaid internships
  • Overseas gap year opportunities - either paid or unpaid (including TEFL).
  • Positions for students to share academic material or study notes.
  • Advertisements that contain premium rate telephone numbers.
  • Competitions.
  • Vacancies for individuals based in private homes unless placed by a registered agency.
  • Multiple postings for a single vacancy.
  • Registering with recruitment agencies - we will only accept specific vacancies.
  • Vacancies that UWE Careers believes to be in breach of any aspect of UK employment legislation.

All employers are required to submit a full postal address with their vacancy.

We reserve the right to edit or withdraw vacancies. We aim to notify you but due to the high volume of vacancies, this might not always be possible.