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Terms and Conditions for Employers for Find a job Service (the Site)

1. By using our Site you accept these terms

Please read these terms of use and corresponding documents carefully. By using the Site you will have ticked a box to accept/ agree to enter in to these terms and conditions and that you agree to comply by them. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must stop using the Site and the online content immediately.

2. What's in these terms?

These terms set out the legal obligations relating to use of https://findajob.dwp.gov.uk/employers (Site) by Employers. This Site provides information about job opportunities only and does not introduce or supply work-seekers to recruiters or vice versa.

3. Who we are and how to contact us

3.1 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) runs this Site and is based in Caxton House, 6-12 Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NA. The DWP runs the website for the purpose of providing a self-service venue for Employers to advertise jobs and to provide the opportunity for Jobseekers to search for and apply for the jobs.

3.2 The Site is operated by Adhunter Limited, trading as Adzuna as a service provider on behalf of Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)].

3.3 Adzuna are registered in England and Wales under company number 07301894 and have their registered office at Adhunter Limited, 40 Vanston Place, Fulham, London SW6 1AX.

4. Definitions

‘Jobseeker’ is any member of the public whether receiving benefits or not who is accessing the Site for the purposes of finding employment.

‘Employer’ means either a person, company, firm or organisation that employs Jobseekers directly and is using this Site to advertise for those jobs where they employ Jobseekers directly; or, if an employer is using a recruitment agency to provide the future employee, an agency that is carrying out the full recruitment activity for the employer and providing the employee to that employer.

‘Content’ a contribution is any content posted /uploaded by any user of the Site, for example job vacancies or CV’s

‘Users’ means both Jobseekers and Employers, whether private individuals or businesses.

‘Site’ is https://www.findajob.dwp.gov.uk/employer

5. Your Data

When you register on the Service as an Employer, the information you give us will be used:

  • to verify your identity,
  • so you can post a job,
  • so applicants can contact you,
  • for Employer account administration,
  • for general UK employment trend, vacancy research and analysis purposes.

6. We may make changes to our Site

We may update and change our Site from time to time to reflect changes our Users' needs and our business priorities. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.

7. We may suspend or withdraw our Site

7.1 Our Site is made available free of charge.

7.2 We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

7.3 You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

8. Location of jobs advertised

8.1 This Site is only for Employers to post jobs in the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland, and the Crown dependencies of the Isle of Man and the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey.

8.2 This Site cannot be used to advertise jobs outside of these locations.

8.3 This Site allows employers to send jobs to EURES (European Job Mobility Portal) where the employer requests to do so the jobs will be visible on the EURES Site; https://ec.europa.eu/eures/public/homepage

9. How you may use material on our Site

9.1 You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

9.2 If you print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

9.3 You must not send, post, distribute, store or destroy information, to or on the Site, that breaks Our Privacy Policy or without prior permission from Us, or by the person whose information is concerned, or which breaks the laws of England and Wales or Scotland.

9.4 Once you receive personal information from a jobseeker, e.g. a CV this data is no longer the responsibility of DWP and as an employer it is your responsibility to adhere to GDPR with relation to jobseeker information obtained through this Site.

10. How we monitor user-generated content

10.1 “User Content” means all information, data, text, software, photographs, messages or materials submitted, posted or displayed by Users of this Site.

10.2 The views expressed by other users on the Site do not represent the values or views of DWP and the DWP do not guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of the User Content, however DWP will verify employers who use the Site and have manual and automated processes in place to monitor user generated content.

10.3 If you rely on any of the information posted by other people using this Site, you do so at your risk.

10.4 The DWP reserves the right to refuse to accept post or transmit any User Content it deems inappropriate. Please consult the Content Standards Policy for our definition of acceptable and unacceptable content.

10.5 We are not responsible for:

  • 10.5.1 you being unable to access the Site, for example if it is unavailable due to maintenance or technical issues. We will report any unavailability to our supplier, Adzuna.
  • 10.5.2 any kind of loss or damage as a result of using the Site
  • 10.5.3 the accuracy of job descriptions and any other user content

10.6 In particular, for Employers we will not be liable for:

  • 10.6.1 loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • 10.6.2 business interruption;
  • 10.6.3 loss of anticipated savings;
  • 10.6.4 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • 10.6.5 any indirect or consequential loss or damage, including for death and personal injury.

10.7 The DWP does not claim rights, ownership or control over content uploaded on the Site by the Employers and Jobseekers. The person or organisation uploading User Content retains the rights in its intellectual property and is solely responsible for protecting the rights of its Intellectual Property.

11. Uploading content to our Site

11.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Site, or to make contact with other users on the Site, you must comply with the Content Standards Policy.

11.2 You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

11.3 We have the right to remove or alter any posting you make on our Site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards policy.

11.4 You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

12. We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

12.1 We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

12.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.

12.3 You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

13. We are not responsible for websites we link to

13.1 Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

13.2 We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

14. Rules about linking to our Site

14.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

14.2 You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

14.3 You must not establish a link to our Site in any website that is not owned by you.

14.4 Our Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page.

14.5 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

14.6 The website in which you are linking to must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Content Standards Policy.

15. Other Policies

The Terms and Conditions for Employers Policy should be read alongside the Site’sAcceptable Use Policy,the Privacy Policy, the Content Standards Policy and the Cookie Policy.

16. We may make changes to these terms and conditions

We can update our Terms and Conditions for Employers at any time. Check this page regularly to find out about updates.

These terms and conditions were last updated on 20th April 2018

17. Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

These terms and conditions , their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. Parties to this agreement agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

18. Content Standards Policy

The DWP will decide whether any content uploaded by Users is in breach of its standards.

User generated content standards, including job adverts, must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts), to provide a job description, which is clearly understandable to Jobseekers, of an actual job or work opportunity; the job title must reflect the position being offered and should not be a generic term such as ‘Various’,
  • Clearly state where the vacancy offers a zero hours contract,\
  • Not mislead Jobseekers when quoting rates of pay or the salary of a job,
  • Ensure all apprenticeship job descriptions contain the word 'Apprenticeship' in the job title, and include the qualification that the apprentice will work towards, the length of the apprenticeship and the name of the Employer.
  • Only ask a Jobseeker for documentation showing their right to work in the UK which is specified in the Home Office’s ‘An employer’s guide to acceptable right to work documents’. This does not include a driving licence or bank account details.
  • Be available to jobseekers on an open and fair basis

19. User generated content standards, including job adverts, must not:

19.1 Be defamatory of any person.

19.2 Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

19.3 Promote sexually explicit material.

19.4 Promote violence.

19.5 Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

19.6 Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

19.7 Be likely to deceive any person.

19.8 Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

19.9 Promote any illegal activity.

19.10 Be in contempt of court.

19.11 Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

19.12 Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

19.13 Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from DWP, if this is not the case.

19.14 Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

19.15 Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites unless relating to the purpose of which the Site is being used.

19.16 Remain on the Site if the job is no longer available

20. In particular, DWP does not accept user generated content, including job adverts, that:

20.1 Contain limited or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images;

20.2 are in any language other than English and Welsh languages

20.3 do not provide a rate of pay equal to, or more than the National Minimum Wage and, depending upon the age of the successful applicant, a rate of pay equal to or above the National Living Wage (when enacted and as amended from time to time), unless a lawful exemption applies; the rate of pay quoted in the job advert must be the higher National Minimum wage rate even though you might be intending to employ someone qualifying for the lower NMW apprenticeship rates’

20.4 Are duplicate job adverts on the Site. A duplicate job advert is one that has the same job title, job description, hours of work and location as a job advert that is already ‘active’ on the Site and in the same language.

20.5 do not clearly state in the job description any and all costs that might be incurred as part of the application process and any and all on-going costs

20.6 are advertised for the purposes of building a database of potential candidates; there has to be an actual job available

20.7 are for sexual services or seeking employees for jobs of a sexual nature. Any jobs placed within the adult entertainment industry must only be for the purposes of a) selling, manufacturing and distributing of adult entertainment products b) Ancillary staff e.g. cleaners and bar staff and c) jobs must display the age requirement of 18 or over. No other adult entertainment jobs will be accepted;

20.8 are commission only opportunities, unless the posting clearly states that the available job pays commission only and clearly describes the product or service that the Jobseeker would be selling and confirms that the vacancy can achieve a wage equivalent to or more than the National Minimum Wage and/or the National Living Wage (when enacted) and as amended from time to time;

20.9 are self-employed commission only or piecework opportunities unless the job description complies with HMRC Requirements and any such opportunity must clearly state the products/services applicable to the vacancy, additional expectations, including where there is a requirement to recruit members; any up front or periodic costs that might be incurred by the Jobseeker; agency administration fees for the payment of self-employed National Insurance contributions (where applicable); that an income equivalent to or more than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) can be achieved and, depending upon the age of the successful applicant, a rate of pay equivalent to or more than the National Living Wage (when enacted) and as amended from time to time.;

20.10 are fundraising opportunities without the express permission of the charity involved;

20.11 are specifically intended to provide cover for workers involved in an official trade union dispute;

20.12 offer allowances or expenses only for roles such as voluntary, community or fostering opportunities. They can however be advertised as local opportunities through Jobcentre Plus;

20.13 involve a trial or probationary period without pay;

20.14 require citizenship of any particular country or lawful permanent residence in a country as a condition of employment, unless otherwise required in order to comply with law, regulations, or a government contract;

20.15 include any screening requirement or criterion in connection with a job posting where such requirement or criterion is not an actual and legal requirement of the posted job.

20.16 have in the job listing:

  • premium rate telephone numbers;
  • income generating phone numbers (070 and 09 prefixes);
  • 0871, 0872, 0873 telephone numbers where the call duration exceeds 5 minutes;
  • requests for job seekers to use their own personal auction listing account(s).

21. We may make changes to the terms of this contents standards policy

We can update our content standard policy at any time. Check this page regularly to find out about updates.

These terms were last updated on 20th April 2018